Sidestep these telehealth compliance minefields

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Formerly known as telemedicine, telehealth came to be recognized as a valid, viable treatment option by insurance carriers—especially Medicare and Medicaid—in the 1990s. However, its increasing importance for providers and patients alike was realized in the new millennium, especially after the insistence on the switch from paper records to electronic health records (EHRs) in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The recent coronavirus pandemic further underscored the benefits and significance of telehealth.

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