Telemedicine Informed Consent (Form 4 of 5)

Telemedicine services involve the use of secure interactive videoconferencing equipment and devices that enable health care providers to deliver health care services to patients when located at different sites. 

  1. I understand that the same standard of care applies to a telemedicine visit as applies to an in-person visit. 
  2. I understand that I will not be physically in the same room as my health care provider. I will be notified of and my consent obtained for anyone other than my healthcare provider present in the room. 
  3. I understand that there are potential risks to using technology, including service interruptions, interception, and technical difficulties.
    1. If it is determined that the videoconferencing equipment and/or connection is not adequate, I understand that my health care provider or I may discontinue the telemedicine visit and make other arrangements to continue the visit.
  4. I understand that I have the right to refuse to participate or decide to stop participating in a telemedicine visit, and that my refusal will be documented in my medical record. I also understand that my refusal will not affect my right to future care or treatment.
    1. I may revoke my right at any time by contacting ALAMO ENT ASSOCIATES at: 210 545-0404 for Stone Oak, 210 616-0096 for Medical Center, 210 967-7377 for North East and Schertz
  5. I understand that the laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of health care information apply to telemedicine services.
  6. I understand that my health care information may be shared with other individuals for scheduling and billing purposes.
    1. I understand that my insurance carrier will have access to my medical records for quality review/audit.
    2. I understand that I will be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs such as copayments or coinsurances that apply to my telemedicine visit.
    3. I understand that health plan payment policies for telemedicine visits may be different from policies for in-person visits.
  7. I understand that this document will become a part of my medical record.  

Telemedicine Consent

  • The parties agree that this form may be electronically signed. The parties agree that the typing their name in the signature box is the same as a hand written signature for purposes of validity, enforceability and admissibility.