The use of telehealth services has expanded amid the coronavirus pandemic, as more patients have sought to handle their medical needs from home as often as possible.

But Fitch Ratings warned that post-pandemic demand for telehealth will depend on whether insurers continue to cover the visits and whether patients continue to view it as a valuable option.

Teladoc Health, the largest telemedicine software provider in the US, reported 2.8 million virtual visits in the second quarter of 2020, more than triple the same period in 2019. The high demand is expected to continue into 2021.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.