Telemedicine and E-Visits: An Update

Managed Healthcare Executive | by Donna Marbury

As cardiac disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses rise worldwide, and as the population ages and the U.S. faces a predicted physician shortage, many health systems and health plans have embraced telemedicine as an option to grow their markets and continue care to patients remotely.

A study on health insurance claims from across the country found that between 2016 and 2017 telehealth claims increased by 53%—more than both urgent care centers (14%) and retails clinics (7%) combined.

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