The Financial Implications of Telemedicine Practice Patterns Across Pediatric Surgical Specialties

13 days ago   |   By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic spurred rapid adoption of digital distribution of health-related services via telemedicine in order to limit transmission of the lethal virus. Although utilization of telemedicine has exponentially grown, it has been a widely available tool in clinical practice for several decades with varying degrees of implementation across specialties.In the realm of surgery, proponents argue both for and against its use. Some authors criticize telemedicine for lower reimbursement compounded by longer working hours, yet others support its use in the postoperative...
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