Telemedicine has reached a tipping point in American health care, according to Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc Health.
“The demand has shifted forever on virtual care, and we’re on the verge of a new era for virtual care in the health-care system,” he told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday.
Teladoc, a health technology provider that connects doctors with patients remotely, saw a substantial boost in daily visits in the United States as the coronavirus grew into a global pandemic. The company is expecting even more demand after the Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it would begin allowing Medicare recipients to use telemedicine for no additional cost.
“It’s fortunate that we’re able to be here for the American people during this crisis,” Gorevic said in the “Mad Money” interview.
Teladoc has focused its services during the coronavirus outbreak on virtual “COVID clinics” for health-system clients and on limiting health-care workers’ exposure to sick patients, Gorevic said. The…