Catalyst for Payment Reform July 27, 2021
Alejandra Vargas-Johnson

Like so many technologies before it, telehealth is a disruptive force with seemingly limitless potential. It can be a phone call between a doctor and a patient, or a message exchange between a primary care provider and a specialist. It can even be a consumer answering a few simple questions online and getting the prescription they need with the help of an algorithm.

Telehealth has gone through a roller coaster ride in the last year and a half.  In the early months of the pandemic, the number of virtual visits between providers and patients surged to a magnitude never before imagined. By October, the number of virtual visits began leveling out high above the pre-pandemic rate. The most recent data from April of 2021 shows that...

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Topics: Equity/SDOH, Healthcare System, Insurance, Payment Models, Provider, Technology, Telehealth
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