Since partnering with American Well in 2012, LiveHealth Online has been offering video doctor visits as a covered benefit
, which now includes more than 15 Million members.
Effective January 1, 2015, virtual care will be a component of LifeWise's healthcare delivery system and will be available as a covered benefit
to all members.
Effective January 1, 2014, intensive behaviour therapy for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, such as Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy, will be a covered benefit
for employees and their families.
Under the VSP model, UK members will receive a covered benefit
amount that will be applied towards a vision examination and materials.
The report discusses how the package will impact the health insurance system; approaches to covered benefit
definition and design; the policy foundations and criteria the committee used to guide deliberations and for defining and updated benefits; and conclusions about the provisions in the ACA that provide conflicting direction for essential benefits.
All plans will have to provide, at a minimum, an "essential health benefits package" that will provide each insured person with a comprehensive set of services that covers no less than 60 percent of the cost of the covered benefit
Note: Same-day surgery as a covered benefit
was introduced by the co-author of this article while working as head underwriter at the Polish health carrier Cigna STU.
The majority of employers with alternative-care benefits sampled in the survey (86 percent) provide them as a covered benefit
in the employer-sponsored health plan.
It's not a covered benefit
, they said, and we can't start making exceptions now.
The incentive then exists to exclude individuals with significant known health-care needs from participating in the MCO (just as health insurance carriers do now) or to find ways of denying services, even when the service is listed as a covered benefit
In August 2012, Medicare coverage was established for the Corus CAD gene expression test for evaluating patients presenting with typical and atypical symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease, making the test a covered benefit
for more than 40 million Medicare enrollees in the U.
Effective January 1, 2015, virtual care will be a component of Premera's healthcare delivery system and will be available as a covered benefit
to all members.