Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic

Source: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press for ABC News

During the coronavirus pandemic the use of telehealth visits has taken off after Medicare temporarily relaxed restrictions that predated the smartphone era.

But permanently expanding telehealth access will involve striking a balance between costs and quality, dealing with privacy concerns and potential fraud, and figuring out how telehealth can reach marginalized patients, including people with mental health problems.

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