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Clinician Reviews, Volume 10, Number 6, page 20
"Managed Care Organization to pay for On-Line Consults Chicago,
Ill.-first Health Group Corp, a preferred provider organization in
Illinois, plans to pay a $25 reimbursement fee to physicians who e-mail
messages with "clinical content" to their patients. Patients in first
Health's "24/7" chronic care support program must first visit the
company's Web site (www.firsthealth.com) and set up a Web page to
receive messages. The program already has 300,000 enrolled participants.
Among interactions the company has defined as on-line clinical contact
are answering questions patient's pose about their condition and
analyzing blood sugar readings e-mailed by patients"