What is Telehealth CMS?

By Justin Oglesby

JOI Telehealth during COVID-19 crisis in jax.

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What is Telehealth CMS?

The quick answer to what is Telehealth CMS is the distribution of health related services and information via electronic communication and telecommunication technologies from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is the distribution of healthcare services usually done by phone or video conference. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Telehealth became very popular due to the social distancing guidelines.

What is CMS?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare and Medicaid program. CMS has allowed certain medical providers to participate in Telehealth. However, there are guidelines that the providers and health care organizations must follow.

Where is Telemedicine frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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