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Telehealth use declines nationally

Telehealth use declines nationally

NEW YORK – Telehealth use nationally declined 3.7% in October 2022, according to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.  

The decline was larger in the South (6.8%), Midwest (4.9%) and West (4.1%), while there was an increase (1.7%) in the Northeast. The data represent the privately insured population, including Medicare Advantage, and exclude Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicaid. 

In October, COVID-19 continued to fall among the top five telehealth diagnoses nationally and in most regions. Nationally and in the Midwest, COVID-19 fell from third to fifth place in the rankings. In the Northeast, it fell from second to third place, and in the South, it fell from fifth place out of the rankings. In the West, COVID-19 had already been out of the top rankings since September. 

Meanwhile, respiratory diseases and infections climbed in the rankings of the top five telehealth diagnoses. In the Northeast, it rose from third to second place from September to October, and in the West, it rose from fourth to second place. Nationally and in the Midwest and South, it remained at second place but increased in percentage share of telehealth claim lines.  

Launched in May 2020 as a free service, the Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker uses FAIR Health data to track how telehealth is evolving from month to month. 

To access the Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker, click here.


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