Why is telemedicine utilization so low?

12 September, 2016

Mandates for the provision of telemedicine have driven insurance companies and employers to jump into arrangements with many telemedicine companies.The availability of low-risk arrangements for the payer make these deals attractive because they’re light on out-of-pocket expenses, often only charging when a visit occurs or requiring a co-pay to discourage use. But offering care in a lower-cost venue only saves money if people use it.