Telemedicine may improve access to specialty care, particularly in underserved, rural areas.1 To promote telemedicine adoption, “parity” laws, which mandate coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine, have passed in 32 US states (64%) as of 2016.2 However, little is known about telemedicine adoption nationally among the commercially insured. To address this gap, we examined trends in telemedicine use and its association with regional factors (parity legislation and physician supply) within a large commercial health plan.
Barnett ML, Ray KN, Souza J, Mehrotra A. Trends in Telemedicine Use in a Large Commercially Insured Population, 2005-2017. JAMA. 2018;320(20):2147–2149. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.12354
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: