Telehealth use falls nearly 7% amid national decline: 3 details

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Telehealth usage among individuals with private health insurance fell for the second consecutive month in July, dropping by 6.7 percent, according to healthcare data cost organization Fair Health. 

Three things to know: 

1. Telehealth claim lines made up 4.2 percent of medical claim lines in July and 4.5 percent of medical claim lines in June, according to the Oct. 7 report. 

2. Telehealth use declined nationally by 10 percent from May to June. 

3. The top five reasons for telehealth visits in July were mental health conditions (60.7 percent), acute respiratory diseases and infections (3.5 percent), developmental disorders (2.3 percent), joint/soft tissue diseases and issues (2.3 percent), and substance use disorders (1.4 percent).


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