Standing Between You And All The Benefits Of Telemedicine: The AMA And The Federal Government

Experts believe that telemedicine has great promise – to reduce the cost of health care, improve the quality and give you prompt access to the medical help you need from some of the best doctors in the country.

via Standing Between You And All The Benefits Of Telemedicine: The AMA And The Federal Government.

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2 thoughts on “Standing Between You And All The Benefits Of Telemedicine: The AMA And The Federal Government

  1. Lisa Shin, O.D. July 10, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Good news: 1. AMA aims to protect the public from substandard care & quackery. Correct diagnosis, treatment, & referral most often require an in-person examination. 2. Medicare won’t pay for it – why should they? They are cutting reimbursements for all specialties. Telemedicine is FAR BETTER OFF, being a direct pay service. People will pay cash for the convenience & access to care.

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    • telespecialists July 10, 2015 / 11:56 am

      This is a very generalized perspective though. There are many different practices of telemedicine. While yes, teledermatology may have a higher rate of misdiagnosis (not a true fact, just an example,) TeleStoke actually has a higher yield of success in comparison to the normal door to needle time that you would have in the middle of the night when it could take a physician up to an hour just to arrive at the facility. Telemedicine could diagnose and treat before the doctor on call even made it out of his drive way. So there are many different sides to the current facts of telemedicine statistics and success.

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