Opportunities and barriers for telemedicine in the US during the COVID-19 emergency and beyond

While use of telemedicine in the U.S. had been minimal prior to COVID-19, interest in and implementation of telemedicine has expanded rapidly during the crisis, as policymakers, insurers and health systems have looked for ways to deliver care to patients in their homes to limit transmission of the novel coronavirus. With growing demand for telemedicine, several changes have been made to telehealth policy, coverage and implementation, in order to make telemedicine more widely accessible during this state of emergency.



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