Sarah Gallagher implemented telehealth to allow patients who were too dizzy to commute, lived far away, couldn’t arrange rides or time off to come to PT.
Challenges have been convincing PTs that you can deliver the same standard of care, ensuring insurance reimbursement, and orienting patients to the process. Successes have been helping patients who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to receive expert care, ease for patients without compromising quality, and receiving equal reimbursement for services provided in the clinic.
- Improving access to specialized PT
- Same standards of care as in clinic PT
- Competency and education about regulations are important