Despite potential, telemedicine lags among seniors, Medicare beneficiaries

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Nearly 20 years after videoconferencing technology became available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it, according to Kaiser Health News.

In fact, only two Medicare Advantage insurers–Anthem and a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health plan–offer virtual visits, and the traditional Medicare program has limited telemedicine payments to certain rural areas.

Aetna and UnitedHealthcare cover telemedicine services only for members younger than 65.

Read the full article: FierceHealthIT

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