Telehealth options are becoming more popular in the US as consumers become more aware of the options available to them.
According to a recent report from the American Hospital Association, telehealth plans, which offer health insurance to people over the age of 65, have expanded their coverage in recent years.
“While there is a significant amount of competition among telehealth carriers, there is an increasing amount of overlap between telehealth services,” the report said.
Telehealth plans now cover services like dental, vision, and hearing care, as well as mental health services.
They have also expanded their options in other areas.
In 2015, for example, an Ohio telehealth plan expanded coverage for dental care to people who were 60 and older and had a pre-existing condition.
The telehealth option also includes services like prescription drugs, hearing aids, and physical therapy.
The ACA also has expanded coverage of prescription drugs to those with pre-existing conditions and has extended coverage for hearing aids to people with a hearing loss.
The American Hospital Board said that the expansion of coverage for telehealth care is “a good step forward.”
“While the ACA did not expand coverage to all health insurance plans, it has been an important first step to ensuring access to quality health care and improved patient outcomes,” said Jennifer Dix, executive director of the AHB.
“Telehealth services have also contributed to improving access to care for people with health issues, including for people who are older, sicker, and less able to pay for care,” she said.
“These additional services have been proven to improve the quality of care for older adults and their families and also to improve quality of life for people experiencing health problems,” Dix added.