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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Several of my colleagues have been treating their patients remotely using facetime and other video-chatting applications. Am I allowed to do this?

While you are technically able to treat patients remotely via telemedicine, there are many legal and regulatory issues to take into consideration. For instance, practitioners need to understand the risks associated with potential malpractice actions, licensure actions, HIPAA violations, and reimbursement issues. Failure to appropriately utilize telemedicine can have a harmful effect on a practitioner. For additional information please follow click here to read the article entitled “Understanding Telemedicine.”


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