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Telehealth Coverage, Licensure and Regulation: Uncertainty Prevails as Tools Increase Access - Shared screen with speaker view
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
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Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
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karen granoff
will slides be shared?
Cynthia Colby
Thank you for the help with BCBS. We are also concerned with BCBS providing TH services as a continuity of care issues.
Cynthia Colby
I believe so...Instead, Blue Cross, which controls about 38% of the insurance market in Massachusetts, announced that it is offering a new "Virtual Care Team Feature" in its plans, which incentivizes members to choose a virtual primary care provider and receive most care remotely through what it calls “two national healthcare providers” – Carbon Health and Firefly Health. While the details are still in development, BCBSMA’s creation of a telehealth primary care network that could draw people away from their existing primary care providers (who are having their telehealth payments cut by 20%) is raising concerns – especially among physician practices and community health centers.
karen granoff
we have similar concerns regarding the new BCBSMA virtual primary care model.
Yael Miller
MMS will be looking into this virtual program further as well.
Cynthia Colby
Thank you.
Adam Delmolino, MHA
Here are the proxy credentialing provisions, a policy of the Board of Registration in Medicine:https://www.mass.gov/doc/policy-20-01-policy-on-telemedicine-amended-october-6-2022/download
Bonnie Paola
Thank you, great information!