Is Your Telehealth Plan Up to Date?

Telehealth has become more common in healthcare these past few years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for virtual visits tenfold. With social distancing a must, the convenience offered by telehealth has become favored by many when it comes to their healthcare, including dermatology. But will that trend continue once COVID-19 has become…

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Is Your COVID-19 Checklist Still Efficient?

Cleaning, sterilization and team protocols have always been a part of any medical practice. But last year, COVID-19 took the need for those protocols to a whole new level. In order to protect the health of patients, maintaining a daily checklist of cleaning, sterilization and team protocols has become the norm. Although 2021 has shown…

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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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