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Relaxed Telehealth Regulations for Radiologists in the Wake of COVID-19

Medicare has temporarily opened up the ability for physicians to provide medical care to patients without the need for them to be in the same physical location.  Beginning on March 6, 2020 and continuing through the end of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), the rules for providing telehealth services have been relaxed.  Is there any opportunity for radiologists to use telemedicine in their practice? 

Categories: medicare, medicare reimbursement, cms, teleradiology billing, teleradiology

Pros and Cons of Utilizing Teleradiology Services

Radiologists considering the use of an outside service for final reads will have questions that include not only quality and cost but also the impact on the group’s relationship with its hospital and referring physician community. The answer will not be the same for every radiology practice.  Here we present some of the pros and cons for consideration in the decision-making process.

 

Categories: radiology billing, radiology, teleradiology billing, teleradiology

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