Technology | 06.08.20
Private Insurance Telehealth Claims Grow by 4,347 Percent
Health Leaders Media (06/03/20) Roth, Mandy
According to a recent FAIR Health report, there has been a dramatic increase (4,347%) in private telehealth insurance claims across the United States, including a whopping 15,503% increase in the Northeast during March. Mental health conditions were the leading reason patients used telehealth, followed by acute respiratory diseases and infections, joint/soft tissue diseases and issues, and hypertension. As the pandemic hit, health systems and providers ramped up their telehealth services to reduce the risk of disease transmission from in-person visits and continue providing care to patients who need it. The report indicates that total telehealth claim lines volume rose from 0.17% in March 2019 to 7.52% in March 2020.
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