Seeing doctors on video? Most insurers won't pay
Doctor and patient did all they had to do by video conference instead of a prolonged office visit that might have taken hours in travel time for some patients. The video view saved time and money, and makes sense. Still, most insurance companies in Florida won't cover it. Because telemedicine might be the wave of the future, it's gotten the attention of the state Legislature, which is being asked to pass legislation to certify and impose standards on a growing practice. Doctors want lawmakers to specifically take a look at the issue of forcing insurance companies to pay doctors for telehealth coverage. Though Medicaid and Medicare often permit virtual doctor visits, particularly for specialists, most insurance companies in Florida do not cover it.
- CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services
- FDA hopes hospitals will switch to newly regulated pharmacies
- The 5 Biggest Healthcare Finance Trouble Spots
- Not-for-Profit Hospitals Find Opportunity Amid Uncertainty
- Nonprofit Hospital Outlook 'Negative' in 2014
- The Most Polarizing Topics in Healthcare IT
- How CPOE Will Make Healthcare Smarter
- Are ACOs Really Different from HMOs?
- Why You Should Involve Patients in Nursing Handoffs
- Rise of the Chief Strategy Officer