Indianapolis-based WellPoint, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, today announced a collaboration with American Well (Boston) to support and deploy American Well’s Online Care platform, allowing WellPoint to make Online Care services available to members of its affiliated health plans. The announcement was made during this year’s annual America’s Health Insurance Plans conference in Las Vegas.
The Online Care service will allow members of WellPoint’s affiliated health plans to engage in live encounters with primary care and specialty physicians, as well as other clinicians, via the web or telephone. Physicians will be able to review the member’s available clinical information, speak with the member, prescribe medications as appropriate, and suggest follow-up care.
WellPoint plans to begin building an Online Care provider network, with the goal of launching the program in yet to be determined select markets, in the fourth quarter.