The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted our normal lives. Social distancing orders and fear of contracting COVID-19 may keep you from going to the hospital or your doctor’s office. If you were injured in an accident, “normal” is not something you feel anymore. But you still deserve a full recovery, so what’s the solution? Telemedicine may bridge the gap between social distancing and receiving the care you need.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services. While it may sound cutting edge, doctors have practiced telemedicine since the middle of the 20th century. It’s estimated to be a $35 billion industry, so you can trust that is an established form of healthcare that is rich in resources.
The Trump Administration ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to broaden access to and provide payment coverage for over 80 new telemedicine services. The order also lifted restrictions that only allowed services to be given in areas deemed “underserved.” Patients in Las Vegas can now more easily receive treatment through telemedicine.
What Does Telemedicine Look Like?
Modern telemedicine utilizes consumer electronics, such as your computer, tablet, or smartphone, as well as specialized equipment that can be provided by your doctor.
By using video software that maintains doctor-patient confidentiality, you are able to see and speak to your medical provider in real time. Telemedicine is not just limited to video chatting. You can fill out intake documents, share and view other documents, maintain a pain journal, and view or read educational articles.
These capabilities allow your doctor to consult with you, perform tests, and ultimately issue a diagnosis.
Who Can I See?
A personal injury case will require treatment from different specialists that address different aspects of an accident injury. Telemedicine can bring those specialists to your home. You can work with:
- Emergency Departments
- Clinical Psychologists
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
Working with Sam & Ash, LLP
You deserve to get the care needed to make your life normal again. The changes we are all experiencing to counter the spread of the coronavirus don’t change that. That is why we haven’t missed a beat at Sam & Ash, LLP.
Our dedicated professionals have the resources and skills to work with your doctors and build your claim for the cash settlement you deserve. Our line is always open, 24/7, at 1 (800) 304-2000 to discuss starting your case. We can help make recovery easier for you.