July 14, 2021

Anthem Study: Telehealth Helped Address Pandemic Health Disparities, But Gaps Remain

Hispanic patients took to telehealth for behavioral health needs in greater numbers than other racial groups last year, according to new data from Anthem.

The analysis includes data on Medicaid members in 14 states and found that while telehealth visits for mental health were in the single digits prior to the pandemic, use rose to account for nearly half (49%) of all Medicaid mental health visits in a six-month window last year.

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