Maryland Offers Medicaid Users Free Telemedicine App

The app provides virtual visits or instant message chats with physicians to better assess the need for ER care.

Medicaid users in Maryland can now reach their healthcare professionals via their smartphones and tablets. The state has begun offering emergency room telehealth visits through a free app that aims to bring healthcare professionals into users’ homes as well as cut down on unnecessary ER visits, WDMV reports. The app, My VirtualMPC, allows users enrolled in the statewide Maryland Physicians Care plan video chat or instant message with physicians.

“It can be something simple, whatever the issue is. Sometimes, we give them advice that they do need to be seen somewhere, but we can help them figure out where that might be. Sometimes, we can fix the problem right there on the application, and if they need a prescription, we can call that in for them,” Alex Mohseni of Sky Physicians, which provides care through the app, tells the source.

Jul 19 2017