This week, Craig Siminski, of CMS Retirement Income Planning, shares an article discussing the potential benefits of virtual health care:
The use of telehealth skyrocketed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of remote office visits and outpatient services 78 times higher in April 2020 than in February 2020.
Usage has stabilized since that extraordinary rise, but as of early 2021 remained 38 times higher than the pre-pandemic level.
More recent data indicates that remote health care is here to stay. In August 2022, more than one out of five adults said they had an appointment with a health professional over video or phone during the previous four weeks.
Telehealth encompasses a broad range of remote services including virtual office visits (also called telemedicine), remote patient monitoring, patient-physician communication through secure emails and websites, and online physician-to-physician consultation.
Patients have immediate access to advice and treatment any time of the day or night, while avoiding unnecessary and costly emergency room visits. But telehealth is not only for emergency or off-hours situations; it also can be a more…
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Craig Siminski is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, with more than 25 years of experience. His goal is to provide families, business owners, and their employees with assistance in building their financial freedom.
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