COVID-19 has ushered in a new wave of doctor and patient visits in the form of telemedicine. In Texas, several changes have been implemented to enable doctors in treating patients safely and effectively such as:
Medicare and many insurers are now paying for telemedicine visits at the same rate as in-person visits to encourage the use of telemedicine to help protect patients, providers, and medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also loosened HIPAA restrictions to permit medical practices to use a variety of popular on-line video conferencing tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Skype (as well as other customized telehealth/EMR platforms) during the pandemic. Other changes impacting the use of telemedicine can be found in the following American Medical Association link:
Also, Texas Medical Association (TMA) has published the following guidance in choosing the right platform to conduct telemedicine visits as well as ways to stay compliant with the rules and regulations, billing, and educating your patients.
Carehub® Coworking is well positioned to support all doctors in conducting these telemedicine visits using its clinical shared facilities. We not only provide physicians full equipped exam rooms and nurse stations on a membership basis, but also offer fully equipped telemedicine rooms in a professional setting. Our telemedicine rooms come with industry standard technical infrastructure such as dual monitors, quiet headphones, robust fiber internet connection, HD camera, and a dedicated VOIP phone to converse with the patient.
For more details on how we can help, visit us out at our Lakeway, TX facility or call 512-543-2273 (CARE) ext 8 for further details.