ICYMI: PAVC Highlights Importance of Telehealth for Vulnerable Populations

Jan 27, 2022

The Second Installment of PAVC’s #TelehealthTuesday Showcases Increased Telehealth Use By Dual Medicare-Medicaid and End-Stage Renal Disease Patients

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, the Partnership to Advance Virtual Care (PAVC) shared their second #TelehealthTuesday data visualization this week highlighting telehealth use by two vulnerable patient populations.

In the latest installment, PAVC focuses on “the role that telehealth plays for vulnerable patient populations—including Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible beneficiaries and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients.” The visualization demonstrates how vital access is to these vulnerable patient populations, with both groups experiencing over 89 percent greater use than non-dual or non-ERSD patients.  

This data, and the ongoing #TelehealthTuesday series, showcases the need for Congress to take action to protect telehealth access permanently. Ensuring that patients, like the above groups, can continue to receive reliable, quality care must be prioritized. 

See this week’s visualization below and access PAVC’s #TelehealthTuesday page HERE.


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Telehealth Access for America (TAFA) is a public education campaign supported by leaders in health care committed to better care, expanded patient choice, and protecting access to critical telehealth services. Learn more and take action today at www.telehealthaccessforamerica.org