COVID-19 telehealth diagnoses fell in August – Healthcare Dive

by | Nov 3, 2022 | COVID-19

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Dive Brief:

COVID-19 diagnoses fell by about 1% to 2% as a share of telehealth claims nationally in August, according to Fair Health’s monthly tracker data out Thursday.
In the South and West, COVID-19 fell from the second top diagnosis to the third from July to August. It remained in second place in the Midwest and Northeast.
Mental health conditions stayed as the top telehealth diagnoses nationally and in every region, and one hour of psychotherapy remained the top telehealth procedure code.

Dive Insight:
Telehealth use has fluctuated throughout the pandemic, typically picking up amid waves of new COVID-19 variants.
As coronavirus diagnoses fell at the end of this summer, telehealth utilization overall remained fairly stable, rising 1.9% nationally and accounting for 5.4% of medical claims, compared to 5.3% in July.

 

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