There has been a steady rise in the use and popularity of telemedicine services over the past few years, but with social distancing and shelter-in-place rules, these services have become a vital resource within the medical industry. Jackson Walker Healthcare Chair Virginia Alverson Mimmack discusses the updates in policies on the federal and state level allowing telemedicine practices to expand and the effects on doctors, hospitals, insurance coverage, and state and federal regulations.
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