Private health insurers are starting to cover telemedicine services for their members. Telehealth products and services vendor Consult A Doctor recently announced availability of MyHealthPlan 24/7, a new cloud-based telemedicine platform designed to support health plans in reducing costs and meeting market demand for more affordable, efficient, and immediate access to quality healthcare.
MyHealthPlan 24/7 gives payer organizations the ability to offer their members on-demand access to their provider networks or, alternatively, Consult A Doctor's national network of on-call physicians. Benefits for employers, health groups, and members include 24/7 physician access, patient portal, and mobile application.
There are also potential benefits for providers because offering telemedicine services can--under the right circumstances--translate to additional revenue, enhanced care management, and flexibility in when services are offered.