2 Ohio health organizations partner to offer direct-to-consumer telemedicine via Amazon

A direct-to-consumer partnership now offers memberships to zero-copay telemedicine with free prescription drugs through Amazon, according to a Nov. 2 Daily Record report.

Centerville-based consulting firm Healthcare Advisory Network and Wooster-based national prescription and telemedicine program BasiCare Plus have teamed up to offer employer groups, colleges and associations the virtual care services for the last two years.

The companies have now expanded to offer lower-cost telemedicine directly to consumers who may not have insurance, Health Advisory Network Vice President Mike Fitzgerald said, according to the report. BasiCare Plus offers coverage with no copays or deductibles through telemedicine service MDLive for up to nine family members starting at $65 for a three-month subscription.

The program provides discounts on medications at more than 65,000 pharmacies, and to subscribe, a patient can visit Amazon's website and search for BasiCare Plus, according to the report.

Editor's note: This article was updated on Nov. 11 at 12:47 p.m. CST to clarify Amazon's involvement. The original article indicated Healthcare Advisory Network and BasiCare Plus partnered with Amazon to offer telemedicine, which is not correct. Healthcare Advisory Network and BasiCare Plus partnered to develop a telemedicine program that can be purchased through Amazon.

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