How are telemedicine or telehealth or online visits billed?

In light of the current national crisis, Medicare and many national insurers have begun covering telemedical visits for patients through insurance.

Patients with insurance should check first with their insurers, but generally can expect that telemedical visits will be covered in the same manner that in-person visits were covered. This does mean, however, that a patient may be responsible for a copay depending on a specific health plan’s deductible. Alternatively, many providers are offering flat-rate cash fees for telemedical appointments that bypass insurance completely. 

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