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CHCS to offer telemedicine appointments

CHCS to offer telemedicine appointments

We recognize that people may be reluctant to visit our clinics or hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak, and we appreciate efforts to follow advice on social distancing. Telemedicine will soon provide a new option to Community HealthCare System patients. We will begin offering telemedicine appointments sometime the week of March 30.

Here are a few things patients should know about telemedicine:

  • Access: Telemedicine offers a way for patients to have an office visit with their provider using your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Patients can make appointments by calling their clinic, and the clinics will then provide instructions on how to access the appointment from your home.
  • Visit type: Telemedicine visits work best for certain types of visits, including but not limited to medication management and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes. Please contact your clinic to find out if this option will work for your needs.
  • Insurance coverage: KanCare and BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas have indicated that they will cover certain telemedicine visits. We should hear about Medicare soon. We are receiving more information daily, so please check back for updates or call your clinic with questions about insurance coverage.
  • Time frame: We can offer these visits through the COVID-19 outbreak through a special regulatory waiver. We are unsure how long the waiver will continue, but we will communicate updates as we are able.

Please call your clinic with questions.

 

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