Earl Ferguson of the Southern Sierra Telehealth Network on Using Technology To Improve Care

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In a conversation for California Healthline, Earl Ferguson, director of the Southern Sierra Telehealth Network, discussed how telemedicine can improve access to care in rural areas.

Ferguson said high-definition video helps remote psychiatrists and dermatologists obtain visual information for accurate diagnoses.

He also discussed differences in how Medicare and Medi-Cal reimburse health care providers for telemedicine services. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (California Healthline, 12/8).

The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.

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