Use of Telehealth Rapidly Increased

State of Reform

July 23, 2019

The increased utilization of telehealth and telemedicine in the health care market have had noticeable impacts on the market itself. FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims, took a deep dive into their claims data and found standout trends relating to the use of telehealth across the nation. The data shows trends relating to overall use, age distribution, and the type of medical condition patients reported. 

According to the report, telehealth can be divided into four different categories, depending on the type of care needed: 

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