Joseph Kvedar July 22, 2022
Regardless of the hubbub round telehealth for the previous 2+ years, I nonetheless hear suppliers (and a few sufferers) speaking about it in absolutes. Some unattributed quotes:
“My sufferers want to see me in particular person.”
“I can’t make a prognosis with out the bodily examination.”
“Can the physician take excellent care of me over video?”
As we take a look at telehealth adoption in mid-2022, it’s caught within the doldrums. A transparent, long-term reimbursement coverage would go an extended technique to placing the wind again in our sails, however there’s extra to it.
Within the meantime, let’s get again to these quotes that oversimplify care into absolutes – both in-person or digital.
The method of care supply could be boiled down to 3 steps:
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