Telehealth Policy and Evidence: A Compendium of MED Reports From 2019–2021

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The Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) has published a number of reports related to telehealth, including several completed prior to the rapid expansion of telehealth use prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief provides state Medicaid policymakers with a high-level synthesis of these report findings published on the MED Clearinghouse from 2019 through 2021, with links to the original reports. The reports we review here cover a range of telehealth modalities including live audio-video, audio-only, remote patient monitoring, and eConsult, and explore the impact of these modalities on different types of care, such as telebehavioral health and chronic care management. Staff from the Center analyzed these reports and captured cross-cutting themes and actionable takeaways. The links in this report lead to a clearinghouse of documents for participating MED members. If your state is a member of MED and you do not have access to the clearinghouse please contact