Healthcare Dive Discusses Increasing Acceptance of Telemedicine Amid Backdrop of State Legislation

05 December 2019 Healthcare Dive News

Healthcare Dive featured key findings from Foley’s 50-State Telehealth Commercial Payer Statute Survey in the article, “More state laws back telehealth, but many stop short of mandates.”

According to Healthcare Dive, consumers are beginning to value telehealth services, while usage has grown significantly -- from less than 5 percent nationally in 2012 to 45 percent in 2017. Consumer experience also has been positive. 

The many state governments that now are passing laws encouraging the adoption of virtual medical services is “a sea change compared to a decade ago,” according to Foley’s report.