If you're in doubt about the acceptance and utilization of telehealth among provider organizations across the county, you don't need to look any further than the Mayo Clinic's Enhanced Critical Care (Tele-ICU) program. The program was implemented in 2013 and allows remote physicians to oversee intensive patient care in seven hospitals via telehealth technology. Mayo is so invested in this program that despite the fact that Medicare does not cover this type of remote monitoring in a hospital setting, the Mayo Clinic has been absorbing the cost of services not covered by Medicare. As of December . . .
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