CMS Lifts HIPAA Requirements for Telehealth During COVID-19 Crisis - An Investment Opportunity

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CMS Lifts HIPAA Requirements for Telehealth During COVID-19 Crisis – An Investment Opportunity

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a broad waiver for hospitals and healthcare professionals in the USA allowing telehealth services with some limitations. There is a link at the bottom of the post to download bulletin from HHS

The US Department of Health and Human Services has lifted telehealth rules and regulations for the duration of the nationwide Conoravirus emergency. (bulletin link)

Basically, this means doctors and trained medical staff can conduct virtual visits with patients whilst still being covered and free from many rules and regulations that have been lifted.

An Opportunity to Invest and Learn

This presents an opportunity for Functional and Integrative Medicine Practitioners to learn the craft of using Apple Facetime, Skype, Google Meet, Zoom and other platforms to conduct these virtual visits.

Note: During this time Zoom and other smaller firms have had lots of issues, so maybe stick with the big ones for now!

Medical Practitioners can use this time to learn all the intricacies of these systems to be able to better serve their patients and prospects.

What you WILL need for Telehealth Visits

Having the right setup and systems in place for Telehealth Streams is critical to the success of these types of this service.

Yes, you can get away with just using just your phone and built-in microphone, however, investing a few hundred dollars extra and you could turn this into a professional setup in no time.

You may already have a great setup, but if not, it will affect the quality of your video streaming.

What you WILL need after the Telehealth Stream/Visit

So, after the session, you can save the video and give your patients access to the videos., additional files, etc. These systems range in price and best to just stick with what they offer and create your solution around this.

Membership Systems: You can then create a Membership Website, giving the patients secure access to any files, videos, etc.

Storage Systems: Google Drive will be best for you (you can import directly to YouTube from there)

YouTube / Vimeo: Either one, but make sure you mark the videos as private.


In summary, you should use this as an exercise in learning this service, as times goes by this will become the norm and the better equipped you are to handle it now, the better you will be off in the future as everyone else plays catch-up!.

If you would like to know more about how we can help, contact Yakadanda and we will set up a free consult meeting where we will go over all the Telehealth and Membership options with you.



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