Medicare, Insurers Reluctant to Pay for Telehealth

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“Doctors usually don’t get paid for interpreting data collected remotely, but they can still get sued if they make a mistake…While the most obvious barrier to telehealth is Medicare and the reluctance of health insurers to pay for it, said Burgiss, perhaps the biggest barrier is that clinicians can’t yet imagine it as a duty on par with office visits.” This study sows some of the barriers to the take up of remote patient monitoring.