Important Update on Telemedicine

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, we want to keep you apprised of some important news in the healthcare industry surrounding COVID-19, primarily telemedicine.

“Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is waiving all member cost-sharing obligations for covered telemedicine services delivered by an in-network doctor or through Horizon BCBSNJ’s telemedicine platforms. The waiver applies to qualified telemedicine visits for any covered purpose including diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19, routine care, or mental health care. These changes do not alter the benefits included in any member’s plan, only eliminate cost as a potential barrier to using those services by waiving that member’s cost-sharing obligations. The waiver is in effect for an initial period of 90 days.” (Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey 2020)

Telemedicine can play a vital role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Click here to read the full announcement from Horizon BCBSNJ. We will continue to update you on further developments. In the meantime, please contact Cg Healthcare Solutions, LLC with questions or for additional information.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. 2020. “COVID-19 UPDATE #3: Eliminating Cost-Sharing for Qualified InNetwork Telemedicine Services.”