Covid-19 has upended our world, and it has changed the way we run our daily lives. Recently, new regulations were relaxed when it comes to telehealth services for seniors in an effort to prevent both sick and healthy Americans from going to their doctors' office in person and spreading the virus.
As of March 6, some Medicare requirements for telehealth services were temporarily waived. This is great news, since it means that seniors with chronic conditions may be able to call their doctor on Skype or Facetime, for example, to check in versus making the trek to the doctor's office. It's a great way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and avoids putting older patients who may be more vulnerable to the virus at risk.