Based on the conversations we are having with OBGYN practices, information being published in the media, and guidance delivered from professional organizations, it is clear that practices are quickly rolling out reduced prenatal visit schedules to keep patients outside of the clinic. Providers are able to stay connected with patients between visits by leveraging telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and telephonic visits, with reimbursement codes to bill for those technological touch points. Take a look at some of the top articles referencing these topics in this week's roundup!
3/24/20, HIT Consultant: Babyscripts Lowers Prenatal In-Person Visits During COVID-19 Outbreak
3/24/20, The Advisory Board: 3 ways COVID-19 is changing pregnancy for patients and providers
3/24/30, Yale Medicine: Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19?
3/25/20, University of Michigan Health Lab: Redesigning Prenatal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We also wanted to include some insightful mapping tools that came out this week:
3/24/20, The Washington Post: Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not)
The New York Times: Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count