The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its official policy on telemedicine, recommending certain uses of the technology and disavowing others for fragmenting care.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its official policy on telemedicine, recommending certain uses of the technology and disavowing others for fragmenting care.

The AAP’s statement on telemedicine advocates that the barriers —such as restrictive payment policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and licensures issues from various states—should be reduced to increase usage of the technology. They say that the technology has a lot of potential, specifically in delivering care to children living in underserved communities.

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