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Telehealth Coverage, Licensure and Regulation: Uncertainty Prevails as Tools Increase Access - Shared screen with speaker view
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
46:22
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Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
01:00:21
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karen granoff
01:02:14
will slides be shared?
Cynthia Colby
01:04:52
Thank you for the help with BCBS. We are also concerned with BCBS providing TH services as a continuity of care issues.
Cynthia Colby
01:15:51
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
01:20:12
we have similar concerns regarding the new BCBSMA virtual primary care model.
Yael Miller
01:21:04
MMS will be looking into this virtual program further as well.
Cynthia Colby
01:22:05
Thank you.
Adam Delmolino, MHA
01:26:56
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
01:29:27
Thank you, great information!