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Commentary

Considerations for Telehealth Equity

This commentary explains how since March 2020, many states have rapidly leveraged federal and state flexibilities under the public health emergency to expand telehealth capabilities and reimbursement through both public and private payers. About 30 percent of weekly visits to health centers were virtual from January through November 2020. Now, some states are extending telehealth for the long term or expanding their existing telehealth programs