Direct Choice Inc. has recently engaged in some pro-bono communications for the Medicare Telehealth Hotline, a service which we feel could benefit our friends and family. By now, we are all well aware that our nation’s 44 million Medicare recipients face the greatest risk from the Coronavirus pandemic. Along with having the highest mortality among COVID-19 patients, seniors are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to get access to the care they need for many other chronic health conditions. In light of this health crisis, the Medicare Telehealth Hotline is providing Medicare recipients with no-cost doctor visits from the comfort of their homes.
How the Medicare Telehealth Hotline works:
- Patients with Original Medicare (with or without private supplemental insurance) who cannot reach their primary doctor can simply call 1-888-392-8889 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET) or visit https://medicaretelehealthhotline.org/
- The Medicare Telehealth Hotline connects patients with appropriate board-certified doctors who can address any number of common issues over the phone, including: prescription refills, UTIs, pneumonia, COPD exacerbation, CHF, cellulitis, anxiety, depression, annual physicals, COVID-19 exposure evaluation, evaluation for Home Health/Hospice, etc.
- All services are provided at NO COST to patients with Original Medicare. All of the doctors affiliated with the Hotline have agreed to waive Medicare Part B’s 20% coinsurance.
The Medicare Telehealth Hotline is a nonprofit public service developed by CCS Healthcare, a physician group dedicated to the lives of our nation’s seniors. It includes a growing number of emergency medicine doctors, cardiologists, psychologists and many other physicians committed to providing much-needed assistance to Medicare recipients during this pandemic.
Please help us spread the word about this Hotline! In addition to helping seniors and reducing the spread of coronavirus, this service can provide relief to overcrowded emergency rooms and other medical providers. Tell your friends and neighbors about the Hotline. Doctors also need to know so they can spread the word and join the Hotline themselves.
We applaud the health care professionals fighting this pandemic from the front lines and wish everyone good health and safety on the long road ahead.