Telemedicine and YOU Series

In response to the coronavirus public health crisis, Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services and many private insurers are following suit. But just because it is covered, does that mean telemedicine is a good option for you? In collaboration with our physician advisors, PMD Alliance gathered your concerns and questions, and developed a special resource to help you explore your options and take action.

Telemedicine: What You Need to Know as a Patient

Is your doctor using telemedicine and you’re worried about how to have a successful visit? Join us for an interactive conversation with movement disorder neurologist Maria Cristina Ospina, MD to learn more about what to expect, how to prepare, and what you need to know if you are going to be engaging in a telemedicine visit.

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Lunch with Docs PD®: Telemedicine

Telemedicine (also known as telehealth) has been available for some time, but not broadly understood. With the emergence of COVID-19, telemedicine is growing in popularity and use. There are many ways to offer this service. Join us for an interactive discussion with movement disorder neurologist Deborah Boland, DO, MSPT, who has been using telemedicine in her practice for many years.

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Ending Parkinson’s Disease: The Book

Co-author Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA discusses his new book  Ending Parkinson’s Disease and the role of telemedicine in caring for the ever-growing number of people with Parkinson’s. As a movement disorder neurologist at the University of Rochester, Dr. Dorsey is a leading proponent of telehealth visits for people with PD.

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Telehealth FAQ

What does the research say about telehealth for treating Parkinson’s?

Is Parkinson’s care via telemedicine as effective as going to the clinic?
High patient satisfaction with telehealth in Parkinson’s
Advantages and difficulties of telemedicine in Parkinson’s

What does Medicare cover, exactly?

CMS Fact Sheet
Summary of Telehealth Coverage Policies
Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m not comfortable using a computer?

PMD Alliance can help! If your provider uses Zoom, join one of our many online Tech Connect!® technology help sessions. If your provider uses another software, call us at (800)256-0966 and we will try to connect you with a staff member or volunteer for a 1:1 walk-through.

What should I do to prepare for a telehealth visit?

Our friends at Brain & Life created this excellent checklist to get you prepped and ready, check it out here.

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