January 19, 2023
Health IT

A new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis suggests that expanded use of telehealth services did not lead to significant cost savings early in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the analysis, 52 percent of mental health therapy claims in 2020 for people with private health coverage were delivered over telehealth. For the most common mental health claims, the average payment (insurer and enrollee paid amounts combined) was about the same regardless of whether the service was delivered by telehealth or in-person. (Analysis here)