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Humana, WellCare Add Telemedicine to Medicare Advantage Plans

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–Healthcare Informatics

Humana has announced plans to provide Humana Medicare beneficiaries with virtual access to doctors in Georgia and South Carolina by partnering with MDLive, a telemedicine services and software provider.

Humana is including the telemedicine benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2017 plan year. Members who choose plans with this benefit can access doctors through personal computers, telephone or mobile devices for a wide range of non-emergency medical conditions, such as cold and flu, headaches and skin infections, with an applicable co-pay for each visit.

This marks the first year the telemedicine benefit is offered on the Humana Regional Medicare Advantage PPO plan in Georgia and South Carolina. However, since introducing the benefit on some Medicare Advantage plans in 2016, 90 percent of Humana members who used the service and took the post-care survey ranked their experience as either good or excellent, according to a Humana press release.

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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Plans to Use Telehealth

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Moultrie News–

In partnership with Goodwill Industries, The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center celebrates the grand opening of its new Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC). The new resource center will help the Medical Center and the community better meet the needs of our homeless Veteran population in the Charleston area. The mission of the center is to provide one stop service centers in collaboration with local community and government partners to serve both homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk for homelessness and their families. VA on-site services will include: Healthcare for Homeless Veterans: walk-in clinic, eligibility and enrollment, outreach and intake service, short and long-term case management, assessment for VA grant per diem: transitional housing, assessment for HUD VA Supported Housing: permanent supported housing, telehealth services to VA Outpatient Clinics and educational groups. Community partners include but are not limited to: Goodwill Industries, One 80 Place Supportive Services for Veterans Families, Family Services, Inc., South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, Charleston County School District Office of Adult Education, Social Security Administration, Lowcountry Homeless Coalition and Veterans Benefits Administration.

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