TeleMedicine? What's That? Advances in technology have fundamentally changed how healthcare is delivered. Hospitals now have access to clinicians that provide high-quality care by remote locations. Twenty years ago, the idea of a physician in New York treating a patient in Montana via live computer feed was a pipe dream. Today, it’s common practice – and it’s called telemedicine.
For years, multi-hospital systems have looked for ways to consolidate medical staffs only to be stymied by an age old Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that each hospital have its own separate and distinct organized medical staff.
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