Many Insurance Plans Waiving Co-Pays for Telemedicine Visits

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Physical distancing is the key strategy to reducing further spread of COVID-19 infections.  To help patients in this effort, many insurance plans are encouraging telemedicine visits by waiving the cost-sharing component of telemedicine visits for their members, which generally means waiving the co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurances.  Lumos Dermatology has compiled a table of insurance companies in which we participate that have such a waiver policy in place.  These waivers are valid for telemedicine visits even if the problem to be addressed in the visit does not involve a COVID-19 diagnosis.  If your employer uses one of these insurance company's networks with a self-insured plan, please forward the appropriate reference link to your employer's HR department to confirm that your plan is opting in to follow this cost-sharing waiver policy.

 

Reference Link

Waiver in effect until:

Aetna

https://www.aetna.com/health-care-professionals/provider-education-manuals/covid-faq/telemedicine.html#acc_link_content_section_responsivegrid_copy_responsivegrid_accordion_1

June 4, 2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield

https://www.bcbs.com/press-releases/media-statement-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-companies-announce-coverage-of-telehealth-services-for-members

June 17, 2020

United Healthcare/Oxford

https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19/coverage-and-resources

June 18, 2020

Fidelis Care

https://www.fideliscare.org/Member/Helpful-Tools/Health-Resources/Coronavirus

“For the duration of the federal Public Health Emergency.”

GHI/Emblem Health

https://www.emblemhealth.com/providers/clinical-corner/um-and-medical-management/providers-covid19/covid19-update/covid19-member-cost-sharing-notification

no end date mentioned

1199NBF

https://www.1199seiubenefits.org/news/temporarily-covering-telehealth-services/

June 15, 2020

 

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