Cover: Paying for Telemedicine

Paying for Telemedicine

Published in: The American Journal of Managed Care, v. 20, no. 12, Dec. 2014, p. 983-985

Posted on rand.org Dec 23, 2014

by Robert S. Rudin, David I. Auerbach, Mikhail Zaydman, Ateev Mehrotra

Telemedicine offers the potential for better care, lower costs, and increased convenience. Expanding existing fee-for-service payment models to include telemedicine may lead to its overuse. Already there are many skeptics among payers and providers regarding this method of payment. The greatest potential for effective and efficient use of telemedicine services lies in the use of emerging payment models.

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