Virtual Care Delivers Value
posted by AHIP
on May 13, 2019
More consumers of all ages are using new technologies like smartphones and expect the convenience these technologies offer. In addition to consumer convenience, these new technologies offer providers additional tools to manage care for specific patient populations, such as complex chronic care patients, rural patients, and patients with mobility issues, as well as oversee broader population health management. That’s why insurance providers are increasingly offering virtual care services for patients and providers.
To analyze the current availability and landscape of virtual care programs, also referred to as telemedicine or telehealth, AHIP surveyed its member health insurance providers. The results were clear – Virtual care is widely and readily available to most patients through their health plans.