Telehealth claim lines up 3,806% since 2019: 3 notes 

Across the U.S., telehealth claim lines grew 3,806 percent from July 2019-20, according to data released Oct. 6 from healthcare cost data organization Fair Health.

Three notes:

1. In July 2020, telehealth accounted for 6 percent of medical claim lines, up from 0.15 percent from July 2019.

2. Despite the year-over-year increase, telehealth claim lines fell 12 percent on a monthly basis from June to July this year, at 6.85 percent and 6 percent respectively.

3. Mental health conditions continued to be the No. 1 telehealth diagnosis in July, holding the top spot since March. Across the U.S., mental health conditions represented 45 percent of telehealth claim lines in July 2020 compared to 37 percent in July 2019.

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