Growth of telemedicine slowed by internet access challenges

Telemedicine has made strides in Indiana since the state passed its first major piece of legislation in 2015, regulating the new technology and requiring private payers and Medicaid to cover telehealth services. More hospitals and providers are offering consultations and services through virtual visits than ever before, and more rural residents are tapping into the convenience of talking to a physician through a computer or cellphone rather than potentially driving an hour to the nearest clinic.

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