Telehealth May Not Be As Cost Effective As Once Thought

Telehealth May Not Be As Cost Effective As Once Thought

The convenience of “telehealth” appeals to patients, and the notion that it costs less than an in-office visit would make it attractive to employers and health plans.
            But a new study suggests that while telehealth services may boost access to a physician, they don’t necessarily reduce healthcare spending, contrary to assertions by telehealth companies.

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