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Is Telehealth the New Normal?

Amidst the COVID-10 Pandemic, more and more healthcare organizations are shifting to telehealth models out of necessity and to reduce the risk of community spread for both patients and providers. As such, governmental and other organizations are making the necessary changes to support telehealth initiatives throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Check out the links below for more information! 

Getting Started with Telemedicine: FAQs for Pennsylvania Physicians and Practices

The question physicians and health care organizations are asking the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is: “How do we begin the process of offering telemedicine services to our patients?” They want to know how to turn telemedicine’s potential into reality. In this guide, PAMED’s Practice Support Team answers your frequently asked questions about what telemedicine is and what to consider before implementing telemedicine.



Pennsylvania Development Group Gets Telehealth Grant

Johnstown Redevelopment Authority in Johnstown, Pa., has been awarded a $1.95 million U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration grant to house a new telehealth company in the former Cambria-Rowe Business College building.



Telemedicine Services During COVID-19

Penn Medicine is offering telemedicine visits for a variety of services, including coronavirus screenings, select new patient appointments and follow-up care. Telemedicine visits make it easier for you to access the care you need while also following social distancing guidelines.



In Response to COVID-19, Medicare Announces Payment for Telephone Visits Will Align with Office Visit Payment

On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced many new changes to support the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noteworthy among the changes is an increase in payment for telephone visits.



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