Telemedicine Services: Expansion of Section 38.2-3418.16 of the Code of Virginia
Effective July 1, 2019, we are expanding coverage for telemedicine services to include medically necessary remote patient monitoring services. Remote patient monitoring services means the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including:
- Monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data;
- Medication adherence monitoring; and
- Interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload.
Remote patient monitoring services allows members to use mobile medical devices and technology to gather health data, for example their blood pressure, and send it to their doctor.
July 2019 Anthem Provider News - Virginia