COVID-19 has transformed healthcare through the rapid adoption of temporary payment for telemedicine visits. Will the parity of payment for virtual and face-to-face care continue after COVID-19 has abated?
"We won't pay the same for a virtual visit as for an office visit" is a statement that reflects our traditional assumption that paying for doing has more value than paying for triage, coordinating, educating, and managing our patients using "cognitive services."
Kaminski, MD, MBA, Mitchell A. and Baum, MD, MMM, FAAPL, Colleen I., "What’s the Value of Virtual Care?" (2020). Population Health Leadership Series: PopTalk Webinars. Paper 11.