Is Telehealth Here To Stay? American Medical Association Calls For Expansion

A year ago, if you were feeling sick, you might go to urgent care or your primary care physician. Since the beginning of the pandemic, however, it’s much more common to pick up your smartphone and chat about your symptoms with a doctor or nurse via telehealth.

Telehealth has exploded in popularity in 2020; so much so that the American Medical Association (AMA) has called for expansion of telehealth services beyond the pandemic through bipartisan legislation in the form of The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2020.

The bill would make telehealth accessible to patients across the nation, whether in a city center or rural area, as well as allow all types of practitioners to offer telehealth services. Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, these services were limited.

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