Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) today announced that it is temporarily expanding its telemedicine visit coverage to include phone calls and eliminating member cost-sharing for clinically appropriate, covered medical and behavioral health services delivered via telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This applies to all fully insured members and includes all in-network services retroactive to Monday, March 16, 2020.
“First and foremost, we want to make sure our members get the care they need,” said John Doran, Divisional Vice President of External Affairs at BCBSMT. “Temporarily removing the cost-sharing encourages our members to consult a qualified health care provider while avoiding unnecessary visits to clinics, hospitals and emergency rooms.”
This benefit enhancement will be effective through April 30, 2020. At that time, BCBSMT will consider whether to extend the time frame.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSMT is the largest and longest-standing statewide, customer-owned health insurer and full-service health benefits administrator in Montana. BCBSMT has provided high-quality health insurance plans and administrative services to Montanans for 80 years. BCBSMT’s purpose is to stand with its members in sickness and in health.