Telehealth is now a mainstay of patient-centered care.
Telehealth allows patients and providers to:
Touch base between in-person visits
Discuss new symptoms
Explore treatment options
Review test and lab results
Manage chronic diseases
Continue preventive medication regimens
Achieve better health outcomes
With a personalized combination of virtual and in-person care, health care providers can meet patients where they are.
Sound policy can keep telehealth within reach.
With input from patients and providers, officials can craft policy that:
Broadly defines telehealth and allows telemedicine for a wide range of uses
Removes geographic, medical licensure and site-of-service restrictions so that patients can access the health care provider of their choice
Maintains parity payment policies and comprehensive coverage for telemedicine
Supports connectivity in rural and underserved areas
By keeping telehealth accessible, policymakers can protect a lasting, meaningful tool for patients and health care providers.