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Stats: Telehealth use by Medicare recipients rose 63-fold during pandemic

Telehealth use by Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries increased 63-fold - from approximately 840,000 virtual visits in 2019 to nearly 52.7 million in 2020, according to a new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The report features an analysis of in-person and telehealth visits by Medicare FFS beneficiaries from January to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

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