Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer Doctor On Demand telehealth services in 2016

Doctor on Demand

Doctor On Demand has been selected as a preferred telehealth service provider of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross). Beginning January 1, 2016, a Doctor On Demand video visit will be the most affordable and convenient telehealth option for Blue Cross members, as an extension of the provider network. Once a member creates an account with Doctor On Demand, the service provides real-time benefits eligibility and claims processing specific to their plan. Members also have the option to set up automatic payment through their Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account or major credit card. A standard medical visit costs $40 and behavioral health visits range from $50 for a 25-minute session to $95 for a 50-minute session. Depending on the patient’s health plan, all or some of these costs may be covered.

“Our focus on providing convenient, high quality care to all of our members, whether they are in rural or metro areas, is brought to life through the services provided by Doctor On Demand,” said Garrett Black, senior vice president of health collaboration and provider relations at Blue Cross. “Doctor On Demand delivers on what our customers told us they wanted from telehealth – more available health care services, an easy to use experience and a cost-effective solution available on mobile technology.”

San Francisco-based Doctor On Demand provides immediate access to Board Certified physicians or next-day appointments with psychologists from any computer or mobile devices. Its physicians can treat most common non-emergency medical issues through live, face-to-face video visits.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the first Blues plan to select Doctor On Demand as a preferred provider of telehealth services. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has named Doctor On Demand as an officially approved nationwide telehealth vendor.