Our COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 continues to be an ongoing issue in our communities. VitalSkin Dermatology takes the COVID-19 situation very seriously and in our practices, we’re taking every precaution possible to help keep doctors, team members and patients safe, including social distancing, facemask guidelines and proper office sanitizing. All team members practice social distancing of at least six…

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CMS and Executive Order Propose to Expand Medicare Telehealth Permanently

We previously discussed how Medicare telehealth benefits for the patient health emergency (PME) had been extended for 90 days, but it was still unclear if/when Medicare telehealth benefits would return to normal (link to that previous blog) or if certain aspect would stick around even after the PME ended. Well, we recently got a little…

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The Impact of Medicare Telehealth Returning to “Normal”

Back in March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, as COVID-19 was drastically increasing the need for virtual appointments. This included expanding Medicare telehealth so all beneficiaries could receive telehealth in any location, including their homes. They also announced additional temporary rules and waivers to expand Medicare telehealth services,…

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Practicing in a COVID-19 World: An Ideal Telehealth Visit

We’ve discussed telehealth visits a few times now because they’ve become increasingly popular and practically essential right now in the midst of COVID-19 and social distancing. This time though, let’s dive a little deeper into actually holding a telehealth visit. Having the right space, equipment and overall approach are important in creating an ideal experience for…

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Rise of Telehealth: Practicing in a COVID-19 World

During the COVID-19 quarantine period, telehealth visits skyrocketed in many medical fields. More than 60% of medical patients say the pandemic has increased their willingness to try telehealth, according to a Sykes survey. Now that your doors are open once again (or will be soon), in-person visits can start happening as before. But don’t forget…

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