Telehealth in Rural America: Q and A

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A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows the impact the COVID-19 public health emergency has had on the expansion and increased utilization of telehealth. Medicare fee-for-service primary care visits provided through telehealth in April 2020 jumped to 43.5%, compared to far less than 1% in February 2020, before the public health emergency (1).

Kidney News invited Scott Bieber, DO, ASN Quality Committee chair, and Terrence Jay O’Neil, MD, FASN, ASN Quality Committee member, two nephrologists practicing in rural communities, to discuss how their practices are providing kidney care via telehealth and