Getting used to seeing your doctor virtually? Telehealth coverage might not last
CHICAGO — Before COVID-19 hit, Jenny Thomas had always visited her doctor in person.But now that the Chicago resident is home more, she’s been seeing her doctor over video instead, often in her pajamas.“It was so easy, and she was right there,” Thomas, 46, said of her doctor at Rush University System for Health. “I’ll definitely go that route again in the future.”Like Thomas, many people are using telehealth for the first time as they try to stay physically distant to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. State, federal and health insurance rule changes — made in response to COVID-19 — have m...