Mental health conditions remained the top-ranking telehealth diagnosis nationally and in every region. (Credit: Tadamichi/Adobe Stock)

Telehealth utilization in the South, measured as a percentage of all medical claim lines in that region, increased nearly 13% from July to August, according to the FAIR Health Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.

By comparison, telehealth usage in August rose nationally by 2.4%, with all U.S. census regions except the Midwest experiencing an increase. The data reflects that of the privately insured population, including Medicare Advantage but excluding Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicaid. FAIR Health is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to health care transparency.

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