Telehealth seeks its place in nephrology

As the deadline looms for Congress to make telehealth flexibilities permanent, nephrology is trying to determine what role it plays in patient care post-COVID-19.
Prior to the pandemic, telehealth accounted for a fraction of the health care delivered in the United States. Although the need for telehealth for many patients pre-dated the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medicare regulations to deliver these services were formidable. Primarily, the patient had to be in a medical facility, deemed the originating site, and the site had to be in a rural area.
No telehealth services could be delivered into the

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