“Even though the telemedicine tools have been around for more than a decade, it had to face a lot of huddles to make its way into the mainstream as people had difficulty embracing new technology in the past. However, with the corona virus outburst giving new light to the telemedicine platform, now many healthcare providers are looking for better ways to use the telemedicine platform to its complete prospective” observe Dipak Nandi MD.
In fact, as the ratio of peoples being affected are seen increasing which is about 2,314,621 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with almost 157,847 cases claimed deaths. The American Medical Association (AMA) for seamless billing and coding process is fast-tracking the development of a unique Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code; which is only used for reporting novel corona virus testing. It does not end here; in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has also loosened the regulations for the seamless running of the telemedicine platform.
Helping health systems, insurers, physician as well as patients with the support they need, the telemedicine platform also helps in ensuring social distancing and reducing the spread of the disease and protecting health workers.
Helping patients with continuity of care and building a strong bond of the patient-physician relationship, the telemedicine platform also improves and speeds up the process of diagnosis. Giving complete support in this quarantine within the comfort of your home, the telemedicine platform also reduces the waiting times improves patient intake ratio and also decreases the operational costs. In fact, we will soon notice that telemedicine is the kind of digital practice that will become the core of the practice of medicine going forward.