What's the value of 'audio only' health care check-ins?
Should insurers pay for “audio-only” visits? And, if they do, should they pay the same reimbursement rate as an office visit?
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News|December 08, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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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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