HealthLeaders Media January 16, 2020
Mandy Roth

Virtual care is making the leap from urgent care to primary care, a move that could lead to lower cost plans from payers.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– The platform enables patients to build an ongoing relationship with a virtual primary care provider.

– Cigna will offer virtual annual wellness visits to many of its members beginning next quarter.

– Payers could create plans with less expensive premiums if members chose a virtual primary care provider, says MDLIVE’s CEO.

Virtual care just took a giant leap into the realm of primary care. As MDLIVE rolls out a new primary care platform, Cigna signed on to make the service available to 12.5 million of its members. The initiative was announced at the J.P....

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Topics: Digital Health, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Payer, Primary care, Provider, Technology, Telehealth
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