Finally, online house calls

Doctors are starting to offer online visits, and insurers are starting to cover them.

After years of pleading from patients, doctors are starting to offer virtual office visits, or virtual house calls, depending on how you look at it. Of course it's not for major diagnoses or serious health problems--your doctor needs to check you out in person for the big stuff. But for minor complaints, routine check-ins, and the like, why not use videoconferencing? Until recently, insurers were a major roadblock. But now that's changing.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story: "Online house calls click with doctors"

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