Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage for Telemedicine in the State of Arizona

Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage on Telemedicine

Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage for Telemedicine
in the State of Arizona

This report provides background information on telemedicine, its effectiveness and applications with an analysis of the expected impact of mandated telemedicine health coverage on telemedicine in Arizona. The report discusses:

  • The current level telemedicine use by the general population in Arizona and the level of available insurance coverage for telemedicine services.
  • The extent to which the lack of telemedicine coverage results in unnecessary health care treatments.
  • The potential unreasonable financial hardship caused by the lack of telemedicine coverage.
  • The level of public demand for telemedicine services and telemedicine insurance coverage.
  • The potential increase or decrease of telemedicine treatment costs and increase in use of services given mandated coverage.
  • The potential increase/decrease in administrative expenses for insurers and policyholders and the impact of telemedicine coverage on total cost of health care.

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