Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE): Updated National Survey Trends in Telehealth Utilization and Modality
This report updates prior findings on national trends of telehealth use through an analysis using the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey data from April 2021 through August 2022. Compared to earlier periods in the pandemic, telehealth utilization was lower during the study period (April 14, 2021 through August 8, 2022), but continued to remain above pre-pandemic levels. The highest rates of telehealth visits were among those covered by Medicaid (28.3 percent) and Medicare (26.8 percent), individuals who are Black (26.1 percent), and those earning less than $25,000 (26.4 percent). The report also emphasized the importance of audio-only telehealth for addressing disparities in populations and across insurance types.