Your voice made a difference! Thanks to you, telemedicine is coming to Indiana! House Bill 1263 - Prescription and Telemedicine (HB 1263) has passed and been signed by the governor for an effective date of July 1, 2016. This means Anthem members in Indiana will have access to our innovative telemedicine program, LiveHealth Online.
Why is LiveHealth Online good for Indiana?
LiveHealth Online will let members visit a board-certified doctor, 24/7, via live video. All they’ll need is an Internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam. The program is cost-effective and convenient. And it will let members get the care they need for flu, colds, allergies, minor infections and more, when they can't get in to see their own doctor.
Anthem already offers this program in all other states where we do business. But until now, current law in Indiana has stopped us from making telemedicine available to our members in Indiana. The passing of HB 1263 changes that and will give physicians the ability to write prescriptions during an online visit.
Working together we made a difference! We appreciate your efforts in helping us bring this valuable service to our members in Indiana.
Robert W. Hillman, CLU
President and General Manager
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana
LiveHealth Online is the trade name of Health Management Corporation, a separate company providing telehealth services on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.