TELEMEDICINE is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. It has become necessary to treat every day medical issues during the coronavirus crisis, which has drastically changed the landscape of our healthcare system. A routine office visit to the doctor is now done via video chat instead of in-person.
Thanks to the CARES Act, insurance companies are now required to cover the costs of all COVID-19 related treatment including testing; but what are insurance companies doing to cover the cost of necessary non-coronavirus treatment during the pandemic, like telemedicine?
The following providers are currently covering telemedicine for members:
- AmeriHealth of PA and New Jersey
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Independence Blue Cross
Specific telemedicine coverage is dependent on an individual’s plan. If you have questions or do not see your provider listed, contact them today to ensure your coverage.
The health and safety of our hard-working clients, many who are currently working on the front lines, will always remain our number one priority. We encourage anyone has become infected with COVID-19 due to their work environment to contact our office or call our Pond Lehocky COVID-19 Hotline at 267-606-4343 for help and possible benefits.