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Mayo Clinic Supports Telemedicine

Here is an article to the Star Tribune from July 10, 2015 regarding Mayo Clinic touting the advantages to the use of telemedicine.  Still a ways to go before laws and insurance companies catch up to the realities of the benefits of telemedicine, but this is encouraging. 

https://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/29/us-health-telemedicine-seniors-depressio-idUSKCN0Q32E020150729

Disappointed in HealthPartners

Despite my being an in-network provider for HealthPartners for several years at CenterLife Counseling, and even before, HealthPartners has denied my request for an in-network contract.  I wrote them an appeal letter that also fell on deaf ears.  According to HealthPartners, options are for clients to request that my services be offered in-network for them, use out-of-network benefits, submit to an HSA account for reimbursement.  I am more than happy to work out a private pay option with you if none of these will work.