Health Insurance Nonphysician Clinicians

Insurers to cover retail clinic visits

The Boston Globe reports that some of Massachusetts largest insurers are beginning to cover medical visits made at retail clinics at CVS and Walgreens drug stores.  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota is waiving copays for visits to retail clinics.  The American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) is not happy about this.

Carpe Diem says the AAFP’s resistance to accept retail clinics can be understood follows: “The family doc cartel is worried about increased competition.”