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Consumers in counties under a state of emergency have 60 days from the date the emergency was declared to sign up for coverage.
Nevertheless, Sutter warned that "financial challenges remain considerable and more difficult decisions lie ahead."
Rural hospitals with low patient volumes cannot easily absorb the upfront costs of establishing a telehealth network and potentially see no financial benefit from it.
To access the service, telephone Teladoc directly at 855-225-5032.
The new funding from Heritage Group will support the expansion of acute care telehealth and staffing services.
The visits have provided access to primary care for communities of color, which have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The county and the health system will now shift to build a working plan for the partnership, which they hope to launch within the next nine months.
The affiliation was first announced in March 2020, but raised anticompetitive concerns by the California Attorney General's Office.
Boca Raton, Florida-based MDVIP is one of the nation's largest concierge medicine providers, with a network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians and 357,000 patients.
Edison, New Jersey-based Vital Decisions specializes in end-of-life care.