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Examining Rural Telehealth During the Public Health Emergency

Examines the use of telehealth visits for rural and urban fee-for-service Medicare enrollees between January 2018 and June 2021. Compares telehealth utilization before the COVID-19 pandemic (2018-2019) with telehealth utilization from January 2020 to June 2021. Describes the demographic, geographical, and technological characteristics of telehealth services that were associated with increased telehealth use. Explores the extent to which the increased implementation and utilization of telehealth during the PHE impacted the cost of patient care and provider utilization.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare
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Access · Emergency preparedness and response · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth

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