Telemedicine Coverage Expanded in PA

electronic visitsPennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced in May that the state’s Medical Assistance program would more fully embrace telemedicine by expanding coverage for it.  The expansion is expected to help more residents receive quality healthcare from any location within the state.

Telemedicine, the practice of connecting healthcare providers and patients via real-time two-way communication over interactive audio and video equipment, will allow patients in rural areas of Pennsylvania to have a physician consult with, diagnose, order tests and prescribe medication for, and recommend and monitor treatment for them.  Additional specialty physicians have been included under the program’s coverage, and a previous requirement of participation from the referring physician has been removed.  Over two million Pennsylvanians are covered by the Department of Public Welfare’s Medical Assistance Program.

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