Telehealth “best tool” in toolbox for FQHCs

For an island health provider in Maine, telehealth addresses gaps in care as patients struggle to prioritize doctor’s visits amid insurance availability, home life and other issues.

As a greater emphasis is placed on supporting a value-based care environment, telehealth will continue to play an expanded role, especially for underserved populations and the pandemic’s economic toll, which means more Americans are relying on Medicare and Medicaid or have lost their insurance altogether.