It has already been a momentous year for telehealth. This link and the below PDF provide key highlights of Alliance for Connected Care accomplishments thus far in 2022. We look forward to further successes later this year.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]