Medicaid Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telemonitoring Issue Brief

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All information in this brief was copied from state and federal documents. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services define Telehealth telemedicine and telemonitoring as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to extend care when the provider and the patient aren’t in the same place at the same time. Technologies for teleservices include videoconferencing, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. Collectively these services in Texas are referred to as Teleservices. Teleservices allows health care providers to: Increase continuity of care Extend access to care beyond normal hours Reduce patient and provider travel burden Help overcome clinician shortages, especially among rural and other underserved populations Provide support for patients managing chronic health conditions Screen patients with symptoms of COVID-19, and other diseases, and refer as appropriate Enable patient

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