CMS waiver on telehealth amid COVID-19 represents a ‘sea change’

CMS recently announced that video and chat apps that normally do not comply with HIPAA security and privacy regulations can be used to facilitate patient care during the COVID-19 public health emergency.“The fact that, for now, providers can use any nonpublic-facing remote communication tool is a sea change for doctors and for patients,” Neil H. Baum, MD, chief medical advisor at Vanguard Communications, a health care marketing and practice improvement firm, told Healio Primary Care.CMS also said that health care providers can bill for telehealth visits at the same rate asRead More

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