A recent news release from AMA regarding the use of Telemedicine states:
Telehealth and Telemedicine are another stage in the ongoing evolution in new models for the delivery of care and patient-physician interactions.
AMA Board member Jack Resnick MD also added:
The new AMA ethical guidance notes, that while new technologies and new models of care will continue to emerge, physicians’ fundamental and ethical responsibilities do not change.
Medicare will pay for both a facility fee to the originating site and a separate payment to the distant site practitioner who provides the service only if the telemedicine service meets all of the following stipulations:
We will be posting a Telehealth Services FAQ’s on December 1st, 2017.