FAIR Health – Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker

The Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker uses FAIR Health data to track how telehealth is evolving on a monthly basis. Selecting a month and clicking on one of the four US census regions in the map below will display an infographic on telehealth in that month in that region. Clicking on national statistics will display an [...]

2021-05-27T18:43:25-04:00May 26th, 2021|

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition: Telehealth Impact Study: Patient Survey Executive Summary

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition: Telehealth Impact Study: Patient Survey Executive Summary Telehealth use, which surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided a way for patients to continue to receive care while remaining safe in their homes. To explore patients’ experiences with telehealth, the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition recently conducted a survey of 2,007 patients across the country [...]

2021-04-13T12:53:42-04:00April 13th, 2021|

Education vs Clinician Feedback on Antibiotic Prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Infections in Telemedicine: a Randomized Controlled Trial

A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that providers using a virtual care platform with real-time access to their own prescribing statistics as well as practice-wide statistics reduced their prescribing rates, which would reduce the estimated 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections that occur each year in the U.S. View more and purchase [...]

2020-08-26T11:19:13-04:00August 26th, 2020|

HHS: Medicare Beneficiary Use Of Telehealth Visits: Early Data From The Start Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

KEY POINTS Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) in-person visits for primary care fell precipitously in mid-March at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), and began to rise again in mid-April through May. Nearly half (43.5%) of Medicare primary care visits were provided via telehealth in April, compared with less than one percent before the [...]

2020-07-28T11:28:02-04:00July 28th, 2020|

Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

A claims-based analysis suggests that approximately 20 percent of all emergency room visits could potentially be avoided via virtual urgent care offerings, 24 percent of healthcare office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually, and an additional 9 percent “near-virtually.” Furthermore, up to 35 percent of regular home health attendant services could be virtualized, and [...]

2020-05-29T11:20:32-04:00May 29th, 2020|

Telehealth Use & Perceptions in Rural Michigan

A study focused on the use and perceptions of telehealth in rural areas with a focus on Michigan counties, found three major challenges to expanding telehealth options in rural communities including: 1) A lack of funding for program expansion; 2) The need for improved broadband access; and 3) Disparate reimbursement rates for telehealth services from insurance and [...]

2020-02-01T10:18:27-04:00February 1st, 2020|

CMS Proposed Rule

In a 2018 proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that telemedicine is saving Medicare patients $60 million in travel time, with a projected estimate of $100 million by 2024, and $170 million by 2029.

2018-11-01T10:26:01-04:00November 1st, 2018|
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