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  • 6 Insights on State Telehealth Legislation, Reimbursement

    Beckers Hospital Review

    The Center for Connected Health Policy, a nonprofit telehealth policy resource organization, published its fifth annual State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies report. The report details telehealth policies, laws and regulations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. To prepare the report, the Center for Connected Health Policy analyzed state laws, administrative codes and Medicaid provider manuals through March 2017. Here are six report findings:

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  • More States Reimburse for Telemedicine Under Medicaid Than You Think

    Healthcare IT News

    The Center for Connected Health Policy has released the fifth edition of its State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. CCHP uncovered many notable findings in the new report. Perhaps chief among those: 48 states and Washington, D.C., provide reimbursement for some form of live video in Medicaid fee-for-service.  Specifically, 13 states reimburse for store-and-forward delivered services in Medicaid; states that only provide reimbursement for teleradiology were not counted in this number. Twenty two states reimburse in Medicaid for remote patient monitoring. The report also found that 31 states provide a transmission and/or facility fee. Six states have geographic/rural restrictions. And 23 states limit Medicaid reimbursement to a specific list of facilities. “While many states are beginning to expand telehealth reimbursement, others continue to restrict and place limitations on telehealth delivered services,” CCHP said in the report. “Although each state’s laws, regulations and Medicaid program policies differ significantly, certain trends are evident when examining the various policies.” 

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  • 48 States Provide Some Medicaid Reimbursement for Telehealth, says CCHP Report

    The Longevity Network

    This month, the Center for Connected Health Policy has released the fifth edition of its State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. (An interactive map and search tool of the results is also available on their website). Chief among its findings: 48 states and Washington D.C. allow for some kind of Medicaid reimbursement for some form of live video fee-for-service. “While many states are beginning to expand telehealth reimbursement, others continue to restrict and place limitations on telehealth delivered services,” CCHP said in the report. “Although each state’s laws, regulations and Medicaid program policies differ significantly, certain trends are evident when examining the various policies.”

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