Medical College to Provide Specialty Services to Underserved Area via Innovative Telehealth Network.

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AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare, a Medicaid managed care organization that provides medical and behavioral health care services to TennCare members in East, Middle, and West Tennessee has expanded access to specialty health care services using a telehealth network.

Through an arrangement with Meharry Medical College, AmeriChoice members throughout Tennessee, who are seeking adult specialty services such as a dermatologist or a neurologist, will be able to visit a local community health center and use telehealth technology to consult with specialists composed of physicians who also serve on the faculty at Meharry Medical College.

According to a release issued by AmeriChoice, recent telehealth infrastructure expansion is propelling the advancement of telemedicine technology allowing patients to access medical or behavioral health specialists at local community health centers instead of traveling to the city.

AmeriChoice, a unit of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), serves more than 2.7 million people in Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Programs in more than 20 states and the District of Columbia.

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