Teledermatology expansion may greatly benefit underrepresented and underserved populations during the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a waiver that eliminated barriers that prevented widespread teledermatology practice, dermatologists are now able to provide care to Medicare patients whether or not they are in state and receive full compensation for these services.