Telehealth is gaining in popularity for numerous reasons. Telehealth uses technology to transform the health care industry, such as using apps to track your blood sugar from day to day or allowing you to use video phone calls to talk to your doctor and get a prescription when you are ill. Jack Plotkin, in individual who has made his living through investments and start-ups, is currently focused on the telehealth industry and working to make changes to the industry. One of the changes that he is working to make is getting telehealth covered by all health care insurance providers. Here are a couple of reasons why this is so important.
One of the reasons why it is important for telehealth to be covered by all health care providers is because it helps to push providers and services to offer telehealth services. If a doctor works with three insurance companies, but only one offers telehealth services, they may not be inclined to offer any telehealth services, as only a small portion of their patients can use those services. But if all of their insurers covered telehealth services, all of their patients can use their services, so they can invest in these new telehealth services and receive a return on their investment.
The second reason why it is important for telehealth to be covered by all health care insurance providers is to ensure that patients can share information and continue to use services if they change insurance providers. This helps a patient to transfer their telehealth information from one provider to another.
Jack Plotkin is working with start-ups, such as VirtualHealth to change the telehealth industry. This helps to ensure that the industry is able to function to the fullest of its capabilities and that people all over can use this type of service. Telehealth can completely transform the health care industry and help to improve the overall health of people, but first, all health care providers need to get on board with offering telehealth services, something Jack Plotkin is committed to working towards.