Why Are Doctors Now Billing Patients For Some Phone Chats That Used To Be Free? : Shots
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Why Are Doctors Now Billing Patients For Some Phone Chats That Used To Be Free? : Shots

Despite recent changes in insurance policy, some patients say doctors and insurers are charging them upfront for video appointments and phone calls — not just copays but sometimes the entire cost of the visit, even if it’s covered by insurance. sesame/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption sesame/Getty Images Despite recent changes in insurance policy, some […]

Therapy by Phone Helps Parkinson's Patients Manage Depression | Health News
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Therapy by Phone Helps Parkinson’s Patients Manage Depression | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A type of talk therapy by phone may help treat depression in people with Parkinson’s disease, researchers say. Depression is common in Parkinson’s disease patients. It’s associated with faster physical and mental decline, but is often overlooked and undertreated. While cognitive behavioral […]

Florida health officials checking in with travelers from coronavirus hot spots through phone calls
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Florida health officials checking in with travelers from coronavirus hot spots through phone calls

All travelers coming to Florida from the New York-area or New Orleans who are ordered to self-quarantine for 14-days will be monitored by phone, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health said. Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stationed the Florida National Guard and the FDOH at all Florida airports to intercept passengers from […]

State health department announces COVID-19 phone hotline
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State health department announces COVID-19 phone hotline

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, or MDHHS, launched a statewide hotline to answer health-related questions regarding COVID-19, according to a statement from MDHHS. The hotline will open March 14 at 9 a.m. The statement said health experts will be available to answer health-related questions regarding COVID-19. Though, the statement explains they will […]