Physicians disagree on telehealth ability to provide quality addiction care

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While telehealth services are effective avenues for less urgent care, some physicians believe the path for telehealth should be addiction care.

Following the announcement of the opioid epidemic becoming a public health emergency, regulations are being developed to allow telehealth services and prescriptions to addiction patients without the need for physicians to meet patients in person first. However, without the additional support provided by in-person visits, patients could be receiving less effective care.

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