Today’s issue of WorkCompRecapfeatures the release of a new Insights article from NCCI that looks at the rise and growth in telemedicine, and its potential to provide access to prompt, high-quality medical care, timely return to employment, and better outcomes for injured workers and employers.
In the article NCCI’s Robert Moss examines the growth of telemedicine usage both in group health and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as its entry into workers’ comp as regulations slowly become adopted. Moss also examines telemedicine’s benefits, which include improved access to care, significant time and money savings for employees and employers; and its risks/limitations, including current lack of fee schedules or regulations on privacy and licensing. Finally, Moss notes that some states are moving faster than others, highlighting regulatory proposals in both Texas and Florida.
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