Telemedicine-Is it for you?

Seeing patients in an environment where you can’t take vital signs? Physicians are uncomfortable with this scenario.  Nevertheless, with many patients refusing to come to the office, primary care physicians and specialists have embraced Telemedicine as the best way to provide continuity of care and specialists consults during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most medical malpractice insurance companies are extending coverage for Telemedicine practice.  Many medical malpractice insurance companies have guidelines and recommendations for adding the Telehealth component to your practice.  Check with your agent or go to your medical malpractice insurance company’s website for information regarding overage for Telemedicine.