KFF: Benefits Of Telehealth May Lie In Convenience, Not Cost Savings

By Jessica Karins / January 20, 2023 at 3:25 PM
Most providers offering both telehealth and in-person services in 2020 were reimbursed by private insurers at about the same amount for both, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation that concludes the benefits of virtual care may lie in patient convenience, not cost savings. “We do not know at this point if private insurers continue to pay for telehealth in parity with in-person care,” the authors wrote. “However, if telehealth payments continue to be the same as those...

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