Televisit coverage eligibility
The laws are changing fast. Please contact your congressman or woman to ask them for better telemedicine coverage in Texas. Texas is quite behind the rest of the nation in enacting patient-friendly telemedicine laws. The Texas Medical Board and the US government has placed many restrictions that are out of our control
1. Medicare Patients: Are NOT elgible for telemedicine at all unless they live in a "rural" Zip code as defined my medicare. This is too complicated for us to figure out so ask your senator what this all means. We cannot offer televisits to any medicare patient until Congress changes the laws
2. Aetna and Humana Patients: These commercial insurance will not allow televisits.
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas covers televisits via insurance, but non-Texas plans do not so there is a cash rate