Telehealth for Asthma and Allergies

 

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Telehealth is an emerging and critical component of healthcare that addresses a number of challenging problems of our current healthcare system. It increases access to healthcare, distributes a limited number of specialists, and allows for measurable improved health outcomes in cost effective ways. Studies show that it also saves money and improves outcomes for patients.

Telehealth is an interactive telecommunications system that permits real-time, face-to-face communication between healthcare professionals and their patients who are located at different sites. Under Medicare, the beneficiary may be physically located in a rural health clinic or a skilled nursing facility while the physician is in his or her office or a hospital.

Read: The Doctor Is…Online: The Emerging Role of Telehealth

Tell your member of Congress to support the ” Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act ” (H.R. 4932 / S. 2741) to increase access to respiratory therapists as telehealth practitioners under the Medicare program

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