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Daywatch: More Healthcare Systems Charge for Online Patient Portal Messages

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Good morning Chicago.

A patient who seeks help from a doctor through an online portal may soon discover something new. That’s the doctor’s fee for online advice.

A growing number of healthcare systems in the Chicago area and throughout the country now charge approximately $35 or less for some types of messages sent through online patient portals such as MyChart. This is a trend that has sparked mixed reactions, with some saying it only seems fair, while others see it as cash in hand.

Health system leaders say most messages remain free, requiring more than a few minutes of a doctor’s time and only charging for questions that in the past would have been worth an in-person visit. .

Read the full story by Lisa Schencker of the Tribune.

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