Telehealth Comprised Largest Percentage of Private Health Claims In 2020, Report Finds

Inside Telehealth: Telehealth Comprised Largest Percentage of Private Health Claims In 2020, Report Finds A report by FAIR Health found that telehealth made up the largest percent of private medical insurance claims in 2020, totaling 15.41 percent of all medical claims nationally. Utilization of health care services fell in every other category, including a 38 percent decrease [...]

2022-05-03T12:00:23-04:00April 26th, 2022|

Disparities Common in Telehealth Use Among Pediatric CHIP Patients

mHealth Intelligence: Disparities Common in Telehealth Use Among Pediatric CHIP Patients According to data from Alabama’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), ALL Kids, researchers found that telehealth use was less common among those living in rural areas and members of lower-income families. Researchers also noted that children living in large or small rural areas were less likely [...]

2022-05-03T11:58:34-04:00April 26th, 2022|

Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services

Parkinson’s News Today: Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services A recent survey published in Movement Disorders found that telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic were perceived to be a good alternative to in-person health care appointments among people with Parkinson’s disease. Respondents said telehealth reduced travel, was more convenient, was suitable for follow-up appointments, and [...]

2022-05-03T12:24:07-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care

American Medical Association: Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care A survey conducted by the American Medical Association found that the vast majority of physician respondents say they're currently using telehealth. The results suggest enduring interest in virtual care among physicians. Among physician respondents, 85 percent indicated they currently use telehealth, with the majority [...]

2022-05-03T12:14:48-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment

Physician’s Weekly: Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment According to a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, telemedicine bridge clinics had high show rates and allowed patients to fill prescriptions for opioid use disorder (OUD). The results show that 77 percent of the bridge clinic patients filled two or more buprenorphine prescriptions [...]

2022-05-03T12:08:25-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth

U.S. News & World Report: Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth Social workers and psychiatrists are among the providers Americans are frequently visiting via telehealth, highlighting the pandemic’s continued mental health impact. According to new evidence from private insurance claims data, the top specialty providing telehealth services nationally this past January was social [...]

2022-05-03T11:51:14-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Telehealth can have a positive impact on health care use and health outcomes

Forbes: Telehealth can have a positive impact on health care use and health outcomes A recent study by the University of Houston found that racial and ethnic disparities persisted in telemedicine. The research suggested that the promise of the positive impact of telemedicine on health care use and health outcomes could elude underserved populations. The research found [...]

2022-05-09T09:27:12-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Hispanic Patients Used Virtual Care Less After COVID-19 Diagnosis

mHealth Intelligence: Hispanic Patients Used Virtual Care Less After COVID-19 Diagnosis A study published in BMC Health Services found that Hispanic and Latino individuals are significantly less likely to use, and therefore benefit from, virtual primary care as compared to White populations. Researchers found that virtual primary care increased significantly between the pre- and mid-COVID-19 periods, rising from 3.6 [...]

2022-05-03T11:48:10-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Recent Study Highlights the Outcome and Safety Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring During the Pandemic and Beyond

Business Wire: Recent Study Highlights the Outcome and Safety Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring During the Pandemic and Beyond A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) found that, through recent technological advances in remote monitoring, a patient’s physiological needs can now more often be the primary factor in determining the level of monitoring they receive, [...]

2022-05-03T11:56:07-04:00April 18th, 2022|
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