With the proliferation of technologies and processes and increased interest in the use of telehealth services to stem the tide and close gaps that are inherent in the health system, it is time to take a look at the real engine that will drive the process. Reimbursement/payment.
Payment. let's be honest, reimbursement for health services provided is what will determine whether telemedicine takes off as we hope that it does so that it can help improve the current state of our burdened health care system. Let's use this venue and time to talk about the reimbursement mechanisms that will make this happen. Are you ready?