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Oscar consistently had a 100% MLR Medical Loss Ratio. Modern Health Care *  Meaning they paid out in claims, every nickel they took in, in premiums.

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Oscar announcement to brokers 5.9.2023


OSCAR #TeleMed

This is our "Main Module" on Telemed.  Not just Oscar but Telemed for ALL companies, in general.


Oscar covers Medically Necessary Covered Services offered through Telehealth by an In Network Provider subject to the terms and conditions of the their contracts with In Network Providers.   Telehealth Visits from certain Oscar-designated Telehealth Providers are covered in full.

Telehealth Visits can be requested through Oscar’s websitemobile application, and their  customer service line  1-855-672-2755.

Further clarification from Oscar:

  • Our Doctor on Call benefit is on all Oscar plans and include Oscar physicians that are board certified in your state.
  • These physicians are not specialists, they generally are listed as Internal Medicine, Primary Care, etc.
  • These doctors are not found on our website because there is no way to visit/select which doctor you speak to.
  • The physicians often service multiple states, as they are generally certified in multiple.
  • Personally, when I used the Doctor on Call benefit (at 11 pm) the doctor called me within 10 minutes.
  • If I called again today I would likely be speaking to a different physician.
  • I checked with Oscar circa 4.4.2019 and their Tel Med is just for an initial visit.  Check our Coronavirus page for updates on that.
  • doctor on demand.com
  • Emotional support helpline: 1-866-342-6892 – Optum
  • AB 744 - TeleHealth 
  • AB 744 will require contracts issued, amended or renewed after January 1, 2021 between a health care service plan and a health care provider to specify that the provider who delivers services appropriately through telehealth be reimbursed on the same basis and to the same extent that the plan would have had the same service been provided in-person.  The health plan cannot require the use of telehealth if the health care provider has determined that it is not appropriate nor does it limit the ability of the health plan and provider to negotiate the rate of reimbursement for a service. TeleHealth Resources.org *
  • LA Times on Tele Med 8.2018
  • telehealth is  the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

  • Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services.

  • AMA outlines key steps for advancing telehealth equity
  • Telehealth didn't lead to unnecessary care in 2020, study says
  • I checked with Oscar and their Tel Med is just for an initial visit.
  • Here's what I googled for online therapists. Check with them and ask what Insurance Plans they take. Then double check on the official Insurance Company provider list.
    • http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/online-therapy.aspx
    • https://www.talkspace.com/
    • https://amwell.com/cm/services/online-therapy/
    • https://www.livehealthonline.com/psychology

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