February 3, 2022
Health IT
  • The HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released an issue brief indicating income disparities in video versus audio telehealth services. Among telehealth users, the highest share of visits that utilized video services occurred among young adults ages 18 to 24 (72.5 percent), those earning at least $100,000 (68.8 percent), those with private insurance (65.9 percent), and White individuals (61.9 percent). Conversely, video telehealth rates plummeted among those who don’t have a high school diploma (38.1 percent) and adults 65 and older (43.5 percent). Video rates were also low among Latinos (50.7 percent), Asians (51.3 percent), and African Americans (53.6 percent). (Issue brief here; Article here)