Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, presented “Increased Telemedicine Usage in Urology Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in March, 2020.
How to cite: Goldfischer, Evan R. “Increased Telemedicine Usage in Urology Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic” March, 2020. Accessed Apr 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/increased-telemedicine-usage-in-urology-amidst-covid-19-pandemic/
Increased Telemedicine Usage in Urology Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic – Summary:
Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, Co-Founding CEO and Founding Director of Research for Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted telemedicine in urology. He examines how the recent need to keep as many patients out of the office as possible has accelerated the uptake of telemedicine in many practices and led to insurance companies relaxing regulations on its use. Dr. Goldfischer details the importance of choosing a good platform and overcoming technical challenges for older patients, including assigning a telemedicine manager. He further outlines the different types of telehealth consultations, from a quick check-in to a full visit, as well as requirements for visit time and A/V connections. Dr. Goldfischer concludes with information about billing and coding telehealth visits and how urologists can be properly reimbursed.
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