A few months back we told you how Blue Cross had added a telemedicine benefits that they called Telehealth at additional cost. Click here for the four page summary of Telehealth from the Blue Cross website. We predicted then that other carriers would follow suit with a similar benefit.
Today we would like to let you know that Harvard-Pilgrim has added a telemedicine benefit called Doctor on Demand. What is telemedicine??
Telemedicine is commonly referred to as a virtual visit or a video visit. Members see a doctor through real-time, Skype-like technology—using a smart phone, tablet or computer. This allows them the option to get care without needing to travel to a provider’s office or urgent care center. Coverage is primarily for on-demand, minor urgent care medical visits such as cold and flu, rashes and skin issues, upset stomach, and pediatric issues.
Here is a great video on the benefits of telehealth
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