iSelectMD of West Virginia to partner with PEIA to provide mHealth
Bridgeport, WV – February 14, 2017 – iSelectMD of West Virginia has partnered with the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) to offer more than 180,000 of its insurance plan members access to telemedicine services. This innovative program provides real time access to care to PEIA members that are experiencing a non-urgent illness.
Effective February 13, 2017, all PEIA members will be able to access a national network of state-licensed physicians anytime, anywhere. The focus of the program is to improve access to care, promote the patient-centered medical home, and reduce costs when resolving short-term illnesses. By simply calling a toll-free number, members will be triaged by experienced physicians who will develop a supportive and caring relationship, consult with the member, diagnose, plan treatment and provide a prescription when appropriate.
“iSelectMD is very pleased to be providing this innovative service to all PEIA members and their dependents. Since 2010, iSelectMD has been providing non-urgent healthcare access services that are priceless when a Primary Care Physician is unavailable. Many PEIA members live in rural areas and the access this brings improves the health and the quality of life for so many West Virginians. Michael P. Iaquinta, President of iSelectMD.”
iSelectMD of West Virginia is based in Bridgeport, and delivers a linear and non-complex approach to delivering healthcare in real time. Moving forward, all PEIA members will have the convenience of real time access to care, eliminating unnecessary travel and wait times to access healthcare for a well-defined scope of non-urgent illnesses.
About West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency
The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), which is a state agency under the Department of Administration, administers affordable insurance programs and services that protect, promote and benefit the health and well-being of its more than 220,000 members. PEIA members include employees of the county schools, higher education, state agencies, local governments, retirees and survivors.
iSelectMD, located in Hilton Head, SC and its subsidiary iSelectMD of West Virginia announce the partnership with the State of WV Public Employee Insurance Agency (PEIA).