The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the occurrence of virtual health care to skyrocket. Many individuals are more hesitant than ever to visit doctor’s offices during the last 4-6 weeks in America because they are terrified of contracting the coronavirus and ordered to shelter in place.
Medical professionals similarly are desirous of keeping their patients, and themselves, safe. Here’s what you need to know about virtual health care:
There are several HIPAA-compliant software programs that the medical field is implementing to incorporate telehealth options in their practices. The CDC has promoted telemedicine wherever possible to limit the spread of the virus. Insurance companies have gotten on board, as well.
Google has also implemented a search feature which prompts a virtual care platform if certain healthcare-related terms are entered.
This is important for our practice specifically because our clients, and potential clients, are required to undergo continued treatment for their various conditions in order to show continued disability so that they may receive or continue to receive disability benefits. Any interruption in treatment, regardless of the reasons, can potentially have a negative effect on our client’s claim status.
Telehealth may become the new standard in health care, and this pandemic can contribute to an accelerated roll-out of the dependence on this kind of setup in the medical field. It is important to become familiar with the different aspects and options involved and contact your medical practitioners to see what, if any, options they may have.
If you are a client of Herbert M. Hill, PA or would like to speak to us regarding your claim for benefits, and are having trouble receiving continued care, please contact our office.
If you have any questions about your short term disability or long term disability claim, please give Herbert M. Hill, P.A. a call and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We are available at 407-839-0005 or, toll-free, 844-454-59995, If you would like, after discussing your case, we can set a conference. In most circumstances, that conference would be free of charge but in no circumstance would you be under any obligation to hire me nor would you feel any pressure from me to do so.
Herbert M. Hill, P.A. is a law firm located in Orlando, Florida with a practice extending throughout the state of Florida. While the vast majority of cases handled are for disability insurance benefits, areas of practice include employee benefit claims of all sorts. The firm handles any claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for disability benefits, medical benefits, retirement benefits of any sort, including pension, 401k, termination agreements or the like as well as claims arising under private disability policies.