Texas payer launches free telehealth services for Medicaid patients

Amerigroup Texas in now offering Medicaid recipients telehealth visits for medical and behavioral healthcare at no cost.

Amerigroup Texas, which administers Medicaid benefits to Texas residents under healthcare insurer Amerigroup, launched the virtual care services Aug. 1. The telehealth service can be accessed online through Amerigroup's LiveHealth Online platform using a smartphone, tablet or computer that has a web cam.

Amerigroup Texas beneficiaries who use the new virtual care platform can have visits with physicians, licensed therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. The service aims to provide healthcare for common conditions, such as colds, coughs, sprains and other non-emergency issues.

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