Pending Legislation and Regulation

Filter pending legislation and regulation by jurisdiction(s), rule type(s), or topic(s).

Alaska

AK Legislation: HJR 14 - Rural Health Care Program

This resolution urges the Federal Communications Commission to increase the Rural Health Care Program budget sufficiently to adjust for inflation, advances in technology and the services available with increased broadband, and the increase in demand for broadband-based services and provide for any unused funds to be carried forward to future funding years, ensuring that rural communities in the state continue to have access to affordable broadband telehealth services.

AK Rule: Medical Board - Practice of Medicine

Adopts the AMA’s the guiding principles released in their 2014 Annual Meeting entitled Coverage of and Payment for Telemedicine as well as the Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine by the Federation of State Medical Boards. 

Alabama

AL Rule: Medicaid - Physician Certification and Recertification

Stipulates that for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement for home health care, the patient’s attending physician must certify the need for home health services based on a face to face encounter, which can be conducted using telehealth.

Arkansas

AR Legislation: HB 1437 - Telemedicine Act

Amends the Laws concerning telemedicine; creates the Telemedicine Act.

AR Rule: Division of Medical Services - Rehabilitative Services for Persons with Mental Illness

This rule would provide billing information for billing for rehabilitative services delivered through telemedicine, among other components.

AR Rule: Division of Medical Services - Telemedicine Policy

Amends rules to update the Telemedicine policy to provide clarification of interactive audio and visual transmission of the physician patient encounter.

AR Rule: Medical Board - Procedures for Abortion

This rule would require a medication abortion to occur in the same room and in the physical presence of the physician who prescribed, dispensed or otherwise provided the drug or chemical to the patient. 

AR Rule: Medical Board - Regulation 38

Establishes rule pertaining to telemedicine and the requirement for all services provided by physicians.

 

Arizona

AZ Legislation: HB 2030 - Health Care Services

Adds urology to the list of health care services that are required to be reimbursed through Arizona’s private payer telemedicine law.

AZ Legislation: SB 1319 - Audio Visual Requirements

Relates to telemedicine; relates to audio visual requirements.

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