(From the February 2014 Issue of MedStat)
The American Electric Power Foundation recently donated $1 million to Nationwide Children’s to support the expansion of its telemedicine services into rural areas of southeast Ohio. Telemedicine removes public health barriers such as transportation, time off from work and/or school for children and families seeking care. Access to pediatricians and pediatric specialists is a challenge for families living in rural parts of Ohio. Currently, Medicaid and the State of Ohio are working on reimbursement mechanisms for telemedicine services as they are not reimbursable at this time.
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