Telehealth benefits is part of the Medicare Advantage benefits that most people don’t utilize as much as they should. If you have an Advantage plan chances are you have telehealth benefits. Most beneficiaries think about the benefits they use most, or your basic ones like co-pays to your doctor or co-pays to the lab or your free Silver Sneakers membership. I would encourage everyone to take a look at your telehealth benefits under your current plan and see if there aren’t benefits there you may be able to utilize. They are only going to expand next year.
The CMS finalized a rule on Friday that would give Medicare Advantage plans more flexibility to offer additional telehealth services to seniors as part of their basic benefits package starting in 2020. To read the remainder of this news article click here.