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What is Telehealth?

What is Telehealth?

When you don’t have the time or the ability to visit your podiatrist’s office for medical care, you can turn to telehealth. At Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle, we use technology like secured video calls and mobile apps to provide healthcare services remotely. It allows patients to consult with providers, receive diagnoses, and get treatment in their homes. Request a telehealth online, or if you’d like to learn more about telehealth registration, call the office (615-866-9639).

What services can I receive through telehealth?

Our providers can effectively treat several conditions using telehealth:

  • Overall foot exam
  • Bunions
  • Foot swelling
  • Gout
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Pain
  • Skin Conditions
  • Plantar Wart

In the case of a medical emergency, please call 911.

How A Telemedicine Appointment Works

A telemedicine appointment begins with the convenience of scheduling either online or by calling (615) 866-9639. Once your appointment is confirmed, an email containing the appointment details and an invoice for payment will be sent to you. It is essential to pay the invoice before your scheduled appointment time. Another email will be sent shortly after payment, providing you with a virtual appointment link. When the time comes, you have to click on the link to join the appointment and connect with your healthcare provider seamlessly.

Will insurance pay for telehealth?

Some insurance companies cover telehealth, while others don’t. Additionally, some states require insurance companies to reimburse at the same rate as they cover for in-person appointments. In most states, Medicaid covers telehealth. Check with your insurance provider to find out if you’re covered.

As of March 6, 2020, Medicare is paying providers across the United States to provide telehealth services due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, this Medicare coverage may be a temporary benefit.