Sam Baker
Feb 27, 2021 - Health

8. 1 boom thing: Virtual care

Illustration of a telephone with medical red crosses floating outward

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Telemedicine finally met its moment over the past year, and it’s one of the few parts of pandemic life that anyone wants to keep.

Details: Virtual doctors visits skyrocketed last spring, finally unleashing a tool that experts have been heralding for years.

  • That expansion was helped along by a raft of payment and policy changes, led by Medicare, that made it easier for more providers to see their patients virtually.
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