Virtual doctor visits likely to continue after pandemic despite insurance coverage cuts

Virtual doctor visits

A new California state law starting in 2021 requires health plans to extend coverage of telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits.

Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH, assistant professor and affiliate faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, says patients will be able to access specialists far away from their home.

Anyone who lacks transportation can more easily see their doctor. And she says physicians are learning there doesn't always need to be a physical exam to gain information about a patient's health.

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