AHIP: New AHIP Resource: The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Mental Health Support 

AHIP released an infographic that highlights how health insurance providers are breaking down the barriers to telehealth, leading to lower patient costs, improved convenience and access to care, more choices of doctors and clinicians, and improved quality of care.

Takeaways from the infographic include:

  • Almost 40 percent of mental health visits were conducted through telehealth in 2020, for example, compared to less than 1 percent in 2019, a 100-fold increase.
  • Telehealth accounted for 66 percent of all mental health visits for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 57 percent of patients preferred telehealth for their mental health visits.
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