Insurance coverage expanded for mental health teletherapy

March 25, 2020, The Clarion Ledger, Jimmie E. Gates – Mississippi largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has expanded teletherapy coverage in the state to deal with COVID-19. “In response to the CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health guidance on necessary steps to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi expanded care access which includes coverage for medically necessary telemedicine visits to allow our members to visit their provider without leaving home,” Blue Cross said in a statement. BCBS said its new COVID-19 telemedicine coverage was developed with network providers in early March and was further refined to pay for up to an hour session for teletherapy. BCBS said it will continue to review its coverage.

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