San Diego Business Journal

Making the Telemedicine Connection

MEDICINE: Insurance Coverage Often a Missing Link in New Treatment By Emmet Pierce Monday, September 23, 2013
   
Jeffrey Benabio, dermatologist and physician director of health care at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, examines photographs of skin anomalies, such as moles and rashes. Using high-resolution images, he can make recommendations for treatment.

Jeffrey Benabio, dermatologist and physician director of health care at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, examines photographs of skin anomalies, such as moles and rashes. Using high-resolution images, he can make recommendations for treatment. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

Telemedicine — a trend in health care that many agree has the potential to improve care and reduce costs — faces a significant problem: Very few health plans cover it...

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