Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced today it is waiving all copays for in-network primary care and outpatient behavioral health visits for Medicare Advantage
members from June 1 through the end of 2020. Visits do not have to be related to COVID-19 and can be done in person or virtually through telehealth. This measure benefits Blue Cross NC’s nearly 69,000 Medicare Advantage members. All copays for in-network primary care and outpatient behavioral health visits will be waived in full when not already $0 through a member’s health plan.
The move represents Blue Cross NC’s commitment to help members prepare, stay healthy, and get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Blue Cross NC is committed to doing all we can to best serve our members during this public health crisis,” said Rahul Rajkumar, chief medical officer at Blue Cross NC. “By eliminating these copays, we hope that it will make it easier, and encourage our senior members to get the care they need.”
The copay waiver is specific to the primary care medical visit or behavioral health therapy visit. Members may have costs for other services unless they are related to COVID-19 treatment or testing.
Blue Cross NC has already taken significant actions to help members during this public You can find more information atBlueCrossNC.com/Coronavirus.