Telemedicine offers many opportunities to better monitor care in the future. A new proposal by the Trump administration would authorize Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” phone call with their patients. However, the proposal has many critics. Many physicians say the proposed reimbursement will cover a service they already do for free. And the Medicare reimbursement — intended to motivate doctors to communicate with patients outside the office — could have a chilling effect on patients because they would be required to pay a 20 percent cost-sharing charge.
You can read more about the proposal at the link below.