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Title Reimbursement For Telehealth Services
Status Governor Signed (07/06/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Public Health
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Tate (R)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 06/01/2020
Description

The bill prohibits a health insurance carrier from:
  • Imposing specific requirements or limitations on the
technologies used to deliver telehealth services;
  • Requiring a covered person to have a previously
established patient-provider relationship with a specific
provider in order to receive medically necessary telehealth

services from the provider; or
  • Imposing additional certification, location, or training
requirements as a condition of reimbursement for telehealth
services.
The bill specifies that, to the extent the state board of health adopts
rules addressing supervision requirements for home care agencies, the
rules must allow for supervision in person or by telemedicine or
telehealth.
For purposes of the medicaid program, the bill:
  • Clarifies the methods of communication that may be used
for telemedicine;
  • Requires the department of health care policy and financing
to reimburse rural health clinics, the federal Indian health
service, and federally qualified health centers for
telemedicine services provided to medicaid recipients and
to do so at the same rate as the department reimburses those
services when provided in person; and
  • Specifies that health care and mental health care services
include physical therapy, occupational therapy, hospice
care, home health care, and pediatric behavioral health
care.

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