emocha CEO Sebastian Seiguer speaks with the Kitchen Table Economist on the cost of telehealth and digital-based doctor engagements. While the reimbursement landscape for telehealth is uneven and rapidly evolving—varying by state and insurer, and with loosened restrictions in the wake of COVID-19—the regulatory environment is gradually becoming friendlier to telehealth. A crucial and permanent change made recently was a federal government mandate that remote patient monitoring codes can be used for acute and post-surgical conditions in addition to chronic ones. And the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of telehealth in ensuring access to quality care for those who cannot easily access in-person appointments.

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