Many pediatric practices face practice management barriers to telehealth services that seem insurmountable. Managing cost, billing, coding and payment are further complicated by regulations that vary from state to state. The question of whether telehealth payment will continue is another consideration for practice buy-in for the future. Add the technology learning curve, and you may wonder what the value of telehealth really is.

Consider the whole value of telehealth and what it brings to your practice outside of the revenue. As you consider the benefits of implementing telehealth in your practice, here are some steps you can take to help break down some of these barriers.

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