Getting the Most Out of Your Telehealth Visits

Published:December 14, 2020DOI:
      Telehealth is when a health care provider appointment happens through technology, usually video chat, as illustrated in figure 1. This is a unique service that may be covered by insurance just like a typical health care provider visit without going to the provider’s office.
      Medicare telemedicine health care provider fact sheet.
      By not having to travel, telehealth may be easier than a traditional face-to-face visit, especially for those living with a disability. But telehealth is not perfect. There can be issues. However, with a little bit of preparation, telehealth visits can be successful. The information below will help you prepare for a telehealth appointment.
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      Figure 1Illustration of telehealth and recommendations to optimize the experience.
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        A patient's guide to telemedicine: what to do when your doctor calls or video-chats with you.
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        Patient tips for successful virtual health care visits.
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