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Cutting off or reducing audio-only payments could lead providers to sharply curtail telehealth services, warn some physician groups. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Maybe this has happened to you recently: Your doctor telephoned to check in with you, chatting for 11 to 20 minutes, perhaps answering a question you contacted her office with, or asking how you’re responding to a medication change.

For that, your doctor got paid about $27 if you are on Medicare — maybe a bit more if you have private insurance.

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