This year telemedicine reached two important milestones.  Early this year CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) issued a provider code allowing medical practitioners to bill for telemedicine services for patients with chronic conditions. This week  Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform crossed an industry milestone with the completion of its 1 millionth telehealth visit.  Telemedicine is changing the way healthcare is delivered, and it’s a good thing for everyone.  Teledoc is providing quality care that is easily accessible and affordable in the ACA era of high deductibles and long wait times for appointments.  Patients with chronic conditions get daily monitoring that provides better disease control and better outcomes.  Both help people get healthy and stay healthier.  It’s why Call a Doctor Plus, Appro-Rx and other products and services are great additions to the voluntary benefits offered through National Benefit Partners.

Attached are two great articles:

Telemedicine is Vital to Reforming Healthcare Delivery

Teledoc conducts 1 Millionth Telehealth Visit