Health care spending concept The report said that the quality of care, not short-term savings, should be the driving factor in how virtual care is used in the future.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has launched a new initiative on digital care, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity to reassess how health care is delivered.

The “Return on Health” report noted that as the pandemic spread, many health care visits were moved to virtual, or telehealth settings, and that this was enabled by the relaxing of some policies and regulations by both government and insurance carriers. The question, the report said, is how to move forward—with many providers unsure whether telehealth visits will continue to be covered.

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