Is telehealth here to stay? Recent data shows telemedicine visits declining or leveling off across specialties since the peak of usage in mid-April. However, rates of telemedicine visits are still much higher than pre-COVID rates, suggesting some patients and healthcare providers may prefer telehealth to in-person appointments. Additional data suggests that telemedicine may be a more affordable care option for patients paying with cash rather than third party coverage, such as commercial, Medicare, or Medicaid. Our latest COVID-19 Trend Insights report takes a deeper dive into recent telemedicine trends and more.

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