Telehealth/Telecare Overview. Dr David Craig Senior Lecturer/Geriatrician Queen’s University/Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Telemedicine - the provision of healthcare services at a distance Role in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Dr David Craig
Queen’s University/Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
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AGS supports Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal to continue to.... require direct physician evaluation of nursing facility residents, and agrees that Federally-mandated initial physician visits and subsequent periodic visits in SNFs should be furnished in person and not via telehealth. We believe that telehealth services do have the potential to bring geriatric expertise to the bedside when appropriately structured and performed. We also note that if consultation services are eliminated, the impact on telehealth services reporting and coverage will need to be considered. AGS would be pleased to work with CMS as those issues are reviewed and resolved.