ARC Discusses Telemedicine in Medical Economics

Telemedicine has been around for more than a decade, yet, only in recent years have patients begun to use this method for accessing care. Part of the reason is the compensation model — insurance companies have slowly recognized the added value of a “virtual visit”. That is changing. Most recently, a new federal rule will help to increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to telemedicine. The move is a reflection of our community’s desire for more convenient options for getting medical advice.

Austin Regional Clinic has long recognized the potential of telemedicine to increase patient access to our doctors. In an interview with Medical Economics magazine, ARC Family Medicine physician, Dr. Jacob Childers discussed eMD Access, a telemedicine service currently offered to staff and vendors for getting medical advice from an ARC physician about a non-emergency illness or injury via video, voice and text messaging.

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