Review: Medicare waives rules, allows rural hospitals allowing doctors to telemedicine & telephones to treat patients across state lines

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Review: Medicare waives rules, allows rural hospitals allowing doctors to telemedicine & telephones to treat patients across state lines

Review: Medicare waives rules, allows rural hospitals allowing doctors to telemedicine & telephones to treat patients across state lines

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has temporarily waived rules to allow rural hospitals to use physicians based in other states to treat patients via telemedicine, radio, or telephone without having to be present.

This step should increase the availability of rural primary and specialty care during the pandemic.

|2020-04-10T16:34:26-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Medicare waives rules, allows rural hospitals allowing doctors to telemedicine & telephones to treat patients across state lines

About the Author: Ross Silverman

Ross Silverman
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. His research focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, and law's impact on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He also serves as Associate Editor on Legal Epidemiology for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. His most recent Covid-19 publications include: "Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2" in the New England Journal of Medicine (with MM Mello & SB Omer), and "Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive" in BMJ (with ZD Berger, NG Evans & AL Phelan)

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