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Due to a declaration on March 17, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now pay providers to care for Medicare beneficiaries via TeleHealth anywhere in the country, in any setting from nursing homes to patients’ homes, using any device.
Historically, fewer than 1% of Medicare beneficiaries have been offered TeleMedicine visits. But COVID-19 changed all of that. Whether it be that patients were reluctant, providers were not interested, or the apprehension of navigating the complicated regulatory landscape, medical providers and patients have adapted. The previous restrictive laws that limited TeleHealth have now dissipated. That landscape has changed in the face of a global crisis and brought healthcare providers and patients together again; it’s both likely and hopeful that this will persist well past this global crisis.
Steven Atkinson PA-C, MS, has extensive experience, delivering care to patients virtually. He will share the clinical insights he has accrued regarding assessment of the patient, potential technology challenges, documentation best practices and reimbursement guidance.
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Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.
Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults at nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes.
Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principals of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition, and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around.
Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians and Midwest Geriatrics Services, and he is the owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He provides legal counseling services to medical professionals and receives compensation. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah. Steven Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
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