Home > Advocate > Topics > Telemedicine<p>​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Virtual-Telemedicine.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />With a growing number of services being provided via telemedicine technologies, there is a need for a set of safeguards and standards to support the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services. Geography​, weather, availability of specialists, transport​ation, and other factors can create barriers to accessing appropriate health care, including behavioral health care. One way to provide, ensure, or enhance access to care given these barriers is through the appropriate use of technology to allow health care consumers access to qualified health care providers. </p> Now Offers Virtual PCP Visits—What Does This Mean for Physicians?<p>​Highmark now offers its members Virtual PCP Visits and Virtual Retail Clinic Visits, effective for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2016. What does this mean for physicians and practices? </p>

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