Telemedicine confers many benefits for the patient. It is more convenient, it cuts transportation and visitation costs, it cuts waiting lines, it reduces readmissions, and it allows patients to access top physicians no matter where they happen to be. However, if that is the case, why is telemedicine not widely in use? Does it necessarily […]
Telemedicine CPT Codes 2020
What is CPT? In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) has updated telemedicine CPT codes for 2020, but let’s first understand what CPT codes are used for. CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology. Maintained and updated by the AMA, the organization copyrighted CPT codes in order to describe (Need coding resources?): Medical tests […]
Telemedicine vs Telehealth: What’s the Difference?
The Internet has made many services not only possible but inescapable. From social media networks, to online stock trading and banking to online schooling and online medicine. The latter has been dubbed as telemedicine, although there is some confusion between the terms, specifically the distinction — telemedicine vs telehealth. What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine can be […]
What is Telemedicine?
When we try to answer the question, what is telemedicine, we first have to understand that the medical professionals are a scarce resource. From the Bronze age to the modern age, one thing has remained the same. Health practitioners represent rare and prized assets for any group or nation. After all, in modern times, it […]