New Update: Temporary Expansion for Telehealth Services

New Update: Temporary Expansion for Telehealth Services

BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan has extended the temporary expansion for telehealth services through Dec. 31, 2020.  This expansion continues to help minimize unnecessary exposure to individuals needing medical care.

On Aug. 1, 2020, both plans reverted to requiring the use of HIPAA-secured telehealth systems in which care is delivered synchronously using both audio and visual modalities for services to be reimbursed.

Find a list of approved telehealth vendors here.

Providers are required to enroll in the telehealth program prior to rendering services. To enroll, do the following:

Your office will be notified once the location and physicians have been approved.

Note: Only one application is required.  However, be sure to include the Tax IDs, all NPIs and all locations that need to be enrolled. You may attach a spreadsheet to the application if you have several locations.

Refer to CAM 176 to read the coverage criteria for reimbursement. After clicking the link to CAM 176, accept the disclaimer and search for “Telehealth”.

For any questions, please contact Provider Education at Provider.Education@bcbssc.com