Regulators Tell Lawmakers of Telehealth Growth, Benefits, Pitfalls

Fewer Marylanders are having virtual appointments with their doctors than during this spring’s peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but telehealth remains very popular, accounting for the vast majority of all visits, state insurance officials said Thursday. Not only are physicians and patients finding electronic visits more convenient — and in most cases, just as beneficial — as face-to-face encounters, such interactions are helping slow the spread of the coronavirus to medical staff and the general public, by reducing the need for infectious people to travel. (Md Matters)

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