Eagle Telemedicine has conducted its own surveys of patients treated in hospitals via telemedicine services, and 96% say they would recommend telemedicine to friends and family. In addition, our own anecdotal evidence abounds regarding telemedicine’s acceptance by patients—young and old alike.
Telemedicine sounds like a good idea in theory, but how does it actually work in practice? Is its value as great as its promise? The answer is yes. There is a growing body of evidence proving telemedicine’s real value to the hospitals that deploy it—value in terms of quality care, patient health and satisfaction, and the bottom line.
Sounds fairly simple, right? However, as telehealth and telemedicine gain wider use, the line between the two terms has blurred. Yet, regardless of how you refer to it, what is now indisputable is how telemedicine greatly improves the quality, equity, and affordability of healthcare throughout the world.
Telemedicine has the potential to solve many issues in our current health care system. But reimbursement for telemedicine services can be confounding. This all leads to a web of complexities within the billing process.