Telehealth Claim Lines Increase 3,060 Percent Nationally When Comparing October 2019 to October 2020

Telehealth claim lines increased 3,060 percent nationally from October 2019 to October 2020, rising from 0.18 percent of medical claim lines in October 2019 to 5.61 percent in October 2020, according to new data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. From month to month, coinciding with a surge in COVID-19 cases in October, the telehealth share of medical claim lines rose 10.6 percent nationally, from 5.07 percent in September 2020 to 5.61 percent in October 2020. The data represent the privately insured population, excluding Medicare and Medicaid.


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