[Update to this episode: You can read the July, 2021, rule on audio-only telehealth reimbursement from the Dept. of Financial Regulation here]
The Policy in Plainer English podcast had been taking a break between seasons, but we return now briefly to bring you this bonus episode on the future of using the telephone in health care. It is a summary of the report from the working group on audio-only telemedicine reimbursement in Vermont.
But also we tell you the future of telehealth.
Because we dream big in health care policy in Vermont.
If you would like access to the original report, with details and a reliable narrator (aka the Department of Financial Regulation), you can find it online here.
This would also be a good opportunity to go back and review Season 2 of Policy in Plainer English, which was devoted to telehealth during COVID-19. You can find all the episodes linked from the Season Finale here. You can also review the Telehealth in Vermont Resource Guide for many, many links to learn more.
Also, a tip from the audio editing, I did not slow down my natural speech patterns on this one - this is how fast I talk. I had 6 months of difficult work and 114 pages of final report to get through in approximately 15 minutes of podcast, that's a lot! If you don't like the information reviewed this quickly, your podcast player should have an option to play back more slowly.