Provider Alert! Anywhere Care (Telemedicine): How to become a participating provider

Provider Alert! Anywhere Care (Telemedicine): How to become a participating provider

Attention: All Providers
Effective Date: March 20, 2020

In order to reduce exposure to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and slow the spread of the illness, Texas Children’s Health Plan is promoting the use of Telemedicine, a covered benefit. We hope you are able to adapt your practice to delivering care via telemedicine.

An increased use of telemedicine services will result in three immediate benefits:

  • Preventing emergency rooms from being overcrowded.
  • Limiting exposure among health care workers to infected individuals.
  • Lessening the use of masks, gowns and gloves for workers by keeping families at home.

We also want you to be aware of Texas Children’s Anywhere Care, a telemedicine service that enables online doctor visits 24/7, through live video chat from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

With Anywhere Care members can:

  • Continue to communicate with doctors from their home, without having to go to a medical facility or potentially putting themselves or others at risk.
  • Receive various services such as preventive health screenings and office visits for:
    • Coughs & colds
    • Fevers in children older than 8 weeks
    • Rashes
    • Pink eye
    • Headaches
    • General questions and more

To refer a TCHP member to Anywhere Care:

To become a Texas Children’s Anywhere Care provider and see Texas Children’s Health Plan members:

To become an Amwell Telehealth provider and see a broader patient population:

For other options, Texas Medical Association has compiled a comprehensive listing of telehealth platforms that are available to providers.

If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at: providerrelations@texaschildrens.org.

For access to all provider alerts, log into:
www.thecheckup.org or www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers.

Thank you for your continued support and the care you provide our members.

 

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