NMHS joins Blue Cross & Blue Shield telemedicine network

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (BCBSMS) is proud to announce the addition of North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) to its Telemedicine Network. NMHS joins St. Dominic Hospital in participating in the BCBSMS Telemedicine Network that is designed to enhance care delivery models with telehealth services.

Posted: May 3, 2018 11:11 AM
Updated: May 3, 2018 11:23 AM

FLOWOOD, Miss. (Press Release) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi (BCBSMS) is proud to announce the addition of North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) to its Telemedicine Network. NMHS joins St. Dominic Hospital in participating in the BCBSMS Telemedicine Network that is designed to enhance care delivery models with telehealth services.

Telehealth services provide additional access to specialty care through collaboration with a Primary Care Network Provider. Collaboration between Primary and Specialty Care Network Providers provides the avenue for patients to have access to specialty Network Providers in their own communities and also has the benefit of a team of Network Providers working together on the patient’s behalf.

“We are committed to removing barriers to care for Mississippi patients by facilitating continuity of care from Primary Care Network Providers to coordinated higher levels of care without having to travel long distances,” said Dr. Tom Fenter, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

NMHS will connect area BCBSMS patients to Network Providers through two-way video connections. These services connect remote-area residents with higher level of care consultations by Network Providers in Tupelo. The program seeks to ensure care coordination between referring Network Physicians and those offering a higher level of care in a setting that is conveniently located near the patient’s home and includes input from their Primary Care Network Provider.

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“These services are ideal complements to care delivered by our Primary Care Network Providers serving rural areas as they allow patients to have high quality, coordinated care that is aligned with their overall health goals with minimal disruption to daily life. These services are designed to make it easier for patients to stay engaged in their care and to have better health outcomes as a result,” adds Fenter.

“North Mississippi Health Services is pleased to join the BCBSMS Telemedicine Network. The ability for patients to receive specialty care services in their hometown via telehealth is consistent with our mission of improving the health of the patients in our region. Convenience and increased access to these services will lead to better outcomes for the patients that we serve,” said Lee Greer, NMHS Chief Quality and Safety Officer.

BCBSMS members have access to NMHS’ telehealth services through the member’s Primary Care Network Provider at several locations throughout northeast Mississippi, including Baldwyn, Booneville, Ackerman, Eupora, Pontotoc, West Point, Iuka, Maben, Kilmichael, New Albany and more to come. Learn more at www.nmhs.net/telehealth and www.bcbsms.com.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 91935

Reported Deaths: 2780
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DeSoto527653
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Jackson332666
Madison316485
Rankin312173
Lee251566
Jones234077
Forrest229468
Washington214771
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Lauderdale1977122
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Oktibbeha172549
Lamar154833
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Panola140326
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Warren136249
Leflore133279
Pike119848
Pontotoc119616
Monroe116665
Scott114925
Copiah114533
Coahoma108926
Holmes107658
Marshall105914
Grenada102634
Lincoln102652
Yazoo102527
Simpson99841
Union96223
Tate94337
Leake93235
Adams88133
Wayne86421
Pearl River83349
Marion82832
Covington78721
Prentiss77317
Alcorn74610
Newton74222
George74013
Itawamba72921
Tallahatchie72517
Winston71819
Tishomingo64035
Attala63325
Chickasaw63124
Tippah62016
Walthall58525
Clay55916
Hancock54420
Noxubee53915
Jasper53214
Clarke51937
Smith51514
Calhoun50612
Tunica47013
Claiborne44716
Montgomery44420
Lawrence42112
Yalobusha41014
Perry38216
Humphreys36815
Quitman3595
Stone34511
Greene33316
Webster32613
Jefferson Davis31711
Carroll30612
Amite30310
Wilkinson29917
Kemper28415
Sharkey25811
Jefferson2349
Benton2081
Franklin1833
Choctaw1775
Issaquena1023
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 128097

Reported Deaths: 2264
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Jefferson18531332
Mobile12931288
Montgomery8546170
Madison730373
Tuscaloosa6984109
Lee557059
Shelby544649
Baldwin500347
Marshall375942
Etowah324744
Calhoun316538
Morgan311825
Houston258621
Elmore246847
DeKalb229319
St. Clair217434
Walker217480
Talladega199125
Limestone190819
Cullman179717
Dallas172526
Franklin170328
Russell16852
Autauga161924
Lauderdale159031
Colbert156024
Escambia153824
Blount148713
Jackson144210
Chilton142824
Dale127442
Covington127227
Coffee12357
Pike11289
Tallapoosa112483
Chambers110742
Clarke104316
Marion90328
Butler90138
Barbour8097
Marengo69419
Winston68012
Lowndes64327
Pickens61514
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Hale60928
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Lawrence57320
Monroe5708
Washington54213
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Perry5366
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Cherokee52615
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Crenshaw50731
Clay5057
Macon46619
Henry4474
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Choctaw34212
Lamar3272
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Greene29715
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