Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased

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Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased

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The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic. Almost 1.3 million members received telehealth services in the week ending April 18, compared to just 11,000 in the week ending March 7, according to current Medicare claims data — an increase of more than 11,718% in just a month and a half.