How telehealth became a proven commodity for Medicare recipients

A new and impressive statistic has emerged from the pandemic. Everyone knew that remote medical visits, or telehealth, grew when people could not or were afraid to visit health providers in person. Now the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has quantified it for one large section of the population. Some 28 million people on Medicare used telehealth in the first year of the pandemic. Here with more of what they found and why it’s important, assistant IG Erin Bliss.