Vt. doc tele-consults boosted by new regs - Article Photos 1/2

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, Dr. Terry Rabinowitz, back to camera, talks with nurse Leslie Orelup at Helen Porter Nursing Home on in Burlington, Vt. New health insurance regulations in Vermont are giving a boost to telemedicine, the system that enables health care providers to offer consult with patients without being in the same room. Telemedicine isn’t new, but the new regulations make it easier for physicians to be reimbursed for services performed by two-way video hookups. Fletcher Allen Telemedicine director Dr. Terry Rabinowitz says popular specialties are psychiatry and dermatology. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)