AHIP April 15, 2021

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, there was a growing recognition of the value of telehealth, among providers, patients, and other stakeholders. For years, health insurance providers have been committed to ensuring that telehealth is used to improve affordable access and care for all patients, regardless of where they live and work. And since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, health insurance providers have supported federal and state policy changes to encourage telehealth use and to speed its adoption.

During the COVID-19 crisis, telehealth can keep patients safe by minimizing in-person visits and contacts with other patients, and it has improved access to care, especially in rural areas where a patient can connect with a doctor within seconds, rather than driving...

 
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