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How Telehealth Is Helping People Get Care They Need During A Pandemic

Telehealth was initially devised to deliver much-needed healthcare assistance to underserved or rural communities, allowing patients to receive care when they might not contrarily be able to.

But, even for patients who can obtain care, telehealth has its interest. In today’s current age of on-demand technomania, telemedicine is an excellent option in terms of satisfaction and, frankly, staying on-trend. If other professionals are meeting customers’ needs for on-demand care, why can’t professional therapists?

Consider a post-CVA patient whose son would generally need to drive her to OT—but now that patient can ask guidance and receive teletherapy in the pleasure of her own home. That implies her son doesn’t have to miss work! Now that we have so many cities locking down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this seems an ideal way to give care without compromising our patients or their caregivers.

In any case, teletherapy is excellent for patient education, management of chronic illnesses, medication management, and many more.,The occupational therapists recognize different ways that we can provide our care remotely, as well.

More than ever, with the novel coronavirus that upends everything we know about society, it’s time for us to step up and get serious about incorporating telehealth into occupational therapy.

Who is currently using telehealth?

Physicians: reimbursed for remote care

Physicians have been mixing telehealth into their practice for years, as Medicare does pay for certain types of remote care. COVID-19 has prompted sweeping changes for physician care via telemedicine.

Mental health practitioners: addressing unmet needs

Therapists and counselors use telemedicine to deliver care to address the overwhelming need for increased mental health delivery in the U.S.

Surveys have shown that 43.8 million Americans have a behavioral health crisis in one year. The scary thing is 60 percent of those people don’t receive therapy.

One of the reasons telehealth is taking off in the mental health world is that it addresses the fundamental rights of why people don’t seek treatment for mental illness: lack of access and lack of resources.

And, perhaps most fundamentally, telemedicine delivery is convenient and discreet and. Anyone who has undergone a mental health crisis can attest to the fact that real-time, suitable treatment delivered privately is priceless.

What do I need to attend in a telehealth therapy visit?

There is no training needed for patients to take part in telehealth. Typically, you will be required an email address and access to a computer or device with a video camera and microphone. If your physical therapist offers telehealth services, they will supply more details and instructions.

When you connect with your physical therapist, remote therapists, your appointment meets your needs.

To locate a physical therapist who provides telehealth services, use the American Physical Therapy Association’s Find a physical therapist tool. Select your state then type “telehealth” in the Practice Focus field. For additional help finding a PT who offers telehealth and participates in your health care plan, contact your health insurance company.

Telehealth was initially devised to deliver much-needed healthcare assistance to underserved or rural communities, allowing patients to receive care when they might not contrarily be able to.

But, even for patients who can obtain care, telehealth has its interest. In today’s current age of on-demand technomania, telemedicine is an excellent option in terms of satisfaction and, frankly, staying on-trend. If other professionals are meeting customers’ needs for on-demand care, why can’t professional therapists?

Consider a post-CVA patient whose son would generally need to drive her to OT—but now that patient can ask guidance and receive teletherapy in the pleasure of her own home. That implies her son doesn’t have to miss work! Now that we have so many cities locking down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this seems an ideal way to give care without compromising our patients or their caregivers.

In any case, teletherapy is excellent for patient education, management of chronic illnesses, medication management, and many more.,The occupational therapists recognize different ways that we can provide our care remotely, as well.

More than ever, with the novel coronavirus that upends everything we know about society, it’s time for us to step up and get serious about incorporating telehealth into occupational therapy.

Who is currently using telehealth?

Physicians: reimbursed for remote care

Physicians have been mixing telehealth into their practice for years, as Medicare does pay for certain types of remote care. COVID-19 has prompted sweeping changes for physician care via telemedicine.

Mental health practitioners: addressing unmet needs

Therapists and counselors use telemedicine to deliver care to address the overwhelming need for increased mental health delivery in the U.S.

Surveys have shown that 43.8 million Americans have a behavioral health crisis in one year. The scary thing is 60 percent of those people don’t receive therapy.

One of the reasons telehealth is taking off in the mental health world is that it addresses the fundamental rights of why people don’t seek treatment for mental illness: lack of access and lack of resources.

And, perhaps most fundamentally, telemedicine delivery is convenient and discreet and. Anyone who has undergone a mental health crisis can attest to the fact that real-time, suitable treatment delivered privately is priceless.

What do I need to attend in a telehealth physical therapy visit?

There is no training needed for patients to take part in telehealth. Typically, you will be required an email address and access to a computer or device with a video camera and microphone. If your physical therapist offers telehealth services, they will supply more details and instructions.

When you connect with your physical therapist, remote therapists, your appointment meets your needs.

To locate a physical therapist who provides telehealth services, use the American Physical Therapy Association’s Find a physical therapist tool. Select your state then type “telehealth” in the Practice Focus field. For additional help finding a PT who offers telehealth and participates in your health care plan, contact your health insurance company.

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