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|

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|

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|

Genetics and Behavioral Health Pediatric Subspecialists Use Telehealth Most

mHealth Intelligence: Genetics and Behavioral Health Pediatric Subspecialists Use Telehealth Most A recent study found that pediatric telehealth use was inconsistent across subspecialties, with genetics and behavioral health subspecialists using the care modality the most. Among subspecialties that used telehealth less frequently, like cardiology, orthopedics, and urology, the utilization rate was six percent to 29 percent. Among [...]

2022-05-03T11:53:41-04:00April 18th, 2022|

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic

University of Houston: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the rapid implementation of telemedicine didn’t bridge the gap in racial and ethnic health disparities as much as people had hoped. Researchers found that African Americans were 35 percent and Hispanics were 51 percent [...]

2022-05-03T11:38:59-04:00April 13th, 2022|

More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth

Managed Healthcare Executive: More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth According to a Health Affairs study, people with conditions such as schizophrenia did not make the switch to telehealth as readily as people with anxiety and some other disorders. The average number of monthly encounters, in-person and via telehealth, for bipolar disorders fell by 10.6 [...]

2022-05-03T11:37:11-04:00April 13th, 2022|

For Third Straight Month, Telehealth Utilization Increased Nationally in January 2022

PR Newswire: For Third Straight Month, Telehealth Utilization Increased Nationally in January 2022 According to FAIR Health’s Monthly Regional Tracker, national telehealth utilization grew in January 2022. Telehealth utilization also increased in every US census region, with the greatest increase (17.5 percent) in the West. In January 2022, social work was the leading telehealth specialty nationally [...]

2022-05-03T11:51:51-04:00April 6th, 2022|

Telehealth Can Effectively Manage COVID-19 At Home, Study Finds

Healthcare IT News: Telehealth Can Effectively Manage COVID-19 At Home, Study Finds A University of Iowa study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare found that an at-home telemonitoring program was an effective and sustainable way to manage COVID-19 for patients. Most patients did well with the program, with observed rates of hospitalization and mortality lower compared to [...]

2022-04-11T14:55:26-04:00March 23rd, 2022|
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