January 30, 2024
Welcome back to #TelehealthTuesday! Using the most recent #Medicare claims data, we are taking a fresh look at the important role #telehealth continues to play in the Medicare program. This data presents more compelling support for our continued advocacy for the permanent extension of pandemic-era Medicare flexibilities, which are due to expire at the end of the year.
In this week’s analysis, we are highlighting that telehealth use among Medicare beneficiaries remained stable throughout 2022. More than 8 million fee-for-service beneficiaries had at least one telehealth visit in 2022, showing how strongly the healthcare community still relied on telehealth, both to limit exposure to patients and providers and to reach more patients efficiently as high demand continued to place stress on overburdened providers.