Patients aren’t sold on virtual health benefits, payers find

Healthcare DIVE May 16, 2019
Tony Abraham

Dive Brief:
  • Health plans have been quick to embrace virtual care, but a new survey from America’s Health Insurance Plans shows most patients aren’t showing the same enthusiasm for the technology in a clinical setting. Commercial, managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans each reported difficulties with patient engagement.
  • According to AHIP, the majority of commercial (94%), MA (92%) and managed Medicaid (88%) plans are currently selling some form of virtual health benefit.
  • Patients haven’t been quick to buy in. The majority of commercial (87%) and Medicaid managed care plans (91%) said patient engagement is a “key challenge” to full adoption.

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