COVID-19

Audio-Only Delivery

Audio-only delivery of healthcare services has historically rarely been reimbursed.  However, due to COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and need to practice social distancing, some patients lacked access due to inadequate broadband to support audio-visual communication. This led to the allowance for the audio-only modality to deliver some services in Medicare, as well as many Medicaid programs. These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Federal

Last updated 02/28/2021

CMS: COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

CMS: Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 PHE (additional allowances)

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

CMS: Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 PHE (original rule)

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

CMS: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

CMS: Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 – MIPS Update

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

HR 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

STATUS: Enacted

HR 748: CARES Act

STATUS: Enacted

S 150: Ensuring Parity in MA for Audio-Only Telehealth Act of 2021

STATUS: Introduced

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Alabama

Last updated 06/08/2021

Medicaid: Telephonic Postpartum Visits

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Telephonic Postpartum Visits

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Temporary Telemedicine Extension for Optometrists

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Telemedicine Coverage Extension

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

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Alaska

Last updated 07/28/2021

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

Alaska Remittance Advice Message: Telehealth Audio Only Delivery Covered for FQHC Behavioral Health 

STATUS: Expired Oct. 1, 2020

Division of Behavioral Health:  Telemedicine Emergency Response Policy Guidance

STATUS: Active, until providers notified

Medicaid: Outpatient Dialysis/End-Stage Renal Disease, Direct Entry Midwife, and Vision Services Providers – Medicaid Telehealth Flexibilities Expire Effective November 1, 2021

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: In response to state emergency declaration expiring 2/14 – DHSS will continue to operate its COVID-19 response under the same guidance and direction that had previously been provided, which includes all prior waived or suspended statutes and regulations.

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Waivers and Specific Programs

STATUS: Expired March 10, 2021

COVID-19 Health Mandate

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: PHE Declaration

STATUS: Active, until rescinded or federal PHE expires

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Arizona

Last updated 05/17/2021

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telephonic Billing

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K 1115 Demonstration

STATUS: Expired Mar. 12, 2021

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Arkansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Medicaid: Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians

STATUS: Active, until end of Governor’s Executive Order (EO)

Medicaid: Behavioral Health FAQ’s

STATUS: Active, until end of Governor’s EO

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Requirements for Nurse Practitioners

STATUS: Active, until end of Governor’s EO

Medicaid: Telemedicine for Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy licensed Assistants

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

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California

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Medi-Cal Payment for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus

STATUS: Varies, some expire at end of federal PHE

Medicaid:  DMHC Telehealth Services (APL 20-13)

STATUS: Effective for duration of state of emergency

Medicaid: DMHC Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Effective for duration of state of emergency

Medicaid: DMHC Reimbursement for Telehealth Services (APL 20-009)

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: DMHC Supplement Letter for APL 19-009

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidance

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Family PACT Guidance for Virtual/Telephonic Communication

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: State Plan Amendment

STATUS: Active, ends with termination of PHE

Medicaid: Narcotic Treatment Program

STATUS: Active, expiration varies depending on policy

Medicaid 1135 Waiver: Medi-Cal 2020

STATUS: Active, through date that is 60 days after the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K HCBS Waiver

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Assisted Living Waiver

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K HIV/AIDS

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Multipurpose Senior Services Program

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Money follows the person

STATUS: Expired

AB 32: Telehealth Access

Status: Pending

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Colorado

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Provider Information

STATUS: Active, until end of CO …

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Provider Information

STATUS: Active, until end of CO State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Letter on Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Active, until end of CO State of Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Multiple Waivers and Special Programs

STATUS: Expired September 10, 2020

Office of Governor:  Executive Order to Expand Telehealth & EO Extension

STATUS: Expired

Department of Public Health:  Telehealth for Providers

STATUS: Active

Behavioral Health: Telephone

STATUS: Permanent

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Connecticut

Last updated 06/28/2021

Medicaid:  FAQs About CMAP’s Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until …

Medicaid:  FAQs About CMAP’s Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Audio Only Behavioral Health Telephonic Services

STATUS: Active, until COVID-19 is deemed no longer a public health emergency

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Additional Changes to Synchronous Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Office of Governor:  Executive Order on Telehealth Expansion

STATUS: Active, until end of public health and civil preparedness emergency

Office of Governor: Executive Order on Audio Only Expansion

STATUS: Active, until end of public health and civil preparedness emergency

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Active

1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Comprehensive Supports Waiver & Employment and Day Support Waiver

STATUS: Expired March 14, 2021

HB 5142: Audio-Only Expansion

STATUS; Introduced

Office of Governor:  Executive Order Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active for duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency

HB 6001: Extends Telehealth emergency orders until March 15, 2021

STATUS: Enacted

Office of Governor: Extends HB 6001 and Telehealth emergency orders until April 20, 2021

STATUS: Expired

HB 5596: Extends Telehealth emergency orders until June 30, 2023

STATUS: Enacted

Medicaid: Bulletin announcing Current Emergency COVID-19 Telehealth Policies in Effect until Further Notice

STATUS: Active, until further notice

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Delaware

Last updated 07/09/2021

Medicaid:  Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: DE State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: DE State of Emergency to expire July 13, 2021. Unclear if this policy will be affected.

Medicaid: Changes to Telehealth Policy

STATUS: DE State of Emergency to expire July 13, 2021. Unclear if this policy will be affected.

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telehealth Fee Schedule

STATUS: DE State of Emergency to expire July 13, 2021. Unclear if this policy will be affected.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K DDDS Lifespan Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021

HB 348:  Extends Telehealth Emergency Expansions – Allow audio-only, waive in-person, requirements, expand eligible providers and insurance coverage

STATUS: Enacted  (Expired July 1, 2021)

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District of Columbia

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until end of DC PHE

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guide

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during DC PHE

Medicaid:  Audio-Only Visits and HIPAA

STATUS: Active, until end of DC PHE

Medicaid: Billing for Teledentistry Encounters

STATUS: Active, until end of DC PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD Waiver); Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD Waiver)

STATUS: Active, expires March 10, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD Waiver); Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD Waiver)

STATUS: Active, expires Six (6) months after the conclusion of the public health emergency

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Florida

Last updated 07/16/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Guidance for Medical and Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Flexibilities for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid: Telemedicine/Telehealth Requirements for Behavioral Health

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended until 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency (see combined waiver)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Florida Long-Term Care Program

STATUS: Active, extended until 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency (see combined waiver)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Model Waiver and Familial Dysautonomia

STATUS: Active, extended until 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency (see combined waiver)

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Georgia

Last updated 07/26/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during GA State of …

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during GA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance for COVID-19

STATUS: Active, during period of COVID-19 Emergency Response

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities: Medication Assisted Treatment and Telehealth

STATUS: Some provisions may have expired at end of GA State of Emergency

Medicaid:  COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Hawaii

Last updated 06/30/2021

Medicaid: Memo on Telephonic Services and Qualified non-physician Health Care Professionals

STATUS: Active, during PHE period

Medicaid: Memo on Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 Pandemic Action Plan for QI Health Plans

STATUS: Active, until the last day of the final month of the PHE (Some elements may be overridden by QI-2107A).

Memo QI-2038: Telehealth and Telephonic E&M

STATUS: Active

Memo QI-2036: Telehealth Guidance During the PHE Related to EPSDT Visits

STATUS: Active

FFS Memo 20-08: Teledentistry and Telephonic Guidance During Public Health Emergency in Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (includes telehealth)

STATUS: Active, until end of emergency period

Office of the Governor Emergency Proclamation: Suspension of enforcement penalties related to provider prescribing practices and out-of-state providers

STATUS: Active

Memo QI-2107A: COVID-19 Action Plan for QI Health Plans – Guidance for Resuming In-Person Services

STATUS: Permanent

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Idaho

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Provider Information Regarding Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Medicaid:  Provider Information Regarding Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of ID State of Emergency

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telehealth HIPAA Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Aged and Disabled Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021

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Illinois

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Provider Notice on Telehealth Service Expansion

STATUS: Active, until …

Medicaid:  Provider Notice on Telehealth Service Expansion

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid:  Allows Assisters to Assist Clients Telephonically

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid:  Telehealth Expansion Instructions

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid:  Emergency Rule on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: 1135 Combined Waiver Additive Extension of waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency

Medicaid: 1135 Combined Waiver Additive Extension of waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency

Medicaid: Administrative Amendment  Telehealth Requirements During a Public Health Emergency.

STATUS: Emergency Rule Effective Max of 150 days from April 3, 2020

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Indiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: …

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telemedicine Billing Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of IN PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged & Disabled Waiver (A&D) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI) Waiver

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Family Supports Waiver (FSW)

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended by Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Family Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended by Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

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Iowa

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Active, through 60 days …

Kansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Guidance for Telephonic Delivery for SUD Providers

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: HCBS Waiver Services with Approved Telemedicine Option

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telemedicine Updates in Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Expands Telemedicine to HCBS Services during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Dental Codes Allowed by Telephone

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Expansion of Telemedicine Services Allowed by ECI and LEA Providers

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  Additional Codes Added to Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Tobacco Cessation Counseling via Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Additional Telemedicine Coverage for BI Waiver Services During COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: SED Waiver Codes Allowed via Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Additional E/M Codes Allowed via Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  Expansion of Telemedicine Services for Therapy Services

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  I/DD Telemedicine Services During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Expansion of Telemedicine Services Allowed by ECI and LEA Providers During COVID-19 Emergency

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Autism; Brain Injury, Frail Elderly, Intellectual & Developmental Disability; Physical Disability; Serious Emotional Disturbance; Technology Assisted Combined

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Autism; Brain Injury, Frail Elderly, Intellectual & Developmental Disability; Physical Disability; Serious Emotional Disturbance; Technology Assisted Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months post expiration of the federal Public Health Emergency declaration

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Kentucky

Last updated 05/26/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: …

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Provider Letter Regarding 1915(c) Waiver for Home and Community Based Services Waiver

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Guidance on Well Child Visits during COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of federal PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Acquired Brain Injury/Supports for Community Living/Home and Community Based Waiver/Model II Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended six months after end of federal PHE

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Louisiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active, during COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid: Response to

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active, during COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid: Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Outpatient SUD Treatment

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: SUD Treatment Services

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Informational Bulletin on Telehealth Facilitation by Licensed Mental Health Practitioners

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Informational Bulletin on COVID-19 Policy (includes telemedicine)

STATUS: Active, during COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid: Information Bulletin on Telehealth Facilitation of Mental Health Rehabilitation Services

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Department of Health: Licensed Mental Health Practitioners

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Department of Health: Mental Health Rehabilitation

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Department of Health: Emergency Rule on Medicaid Waiver Programs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency

LA Division of Administration: Emergency Rule Emergency Telemedicine

STATUS: Effective Nov. 13, 2020 through declared emergency

Department of Health: Amendments to Additional Programs and Services Due to COVID-19 PHE

STATUS: Contingent on approval from CMS

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Communities Choices & Adult Day Health Care Waiver Combined

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Communities Choices & Adult Day Health Care Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – New Opportunities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver, Children’s Choice Waiver, Supports Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – New Opportunities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver, Children’s Choice Waiver, Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

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Maryland

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage

STATUS: Active, expires April 21, 2021 (see …

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage

STATUS: Active, expires April 21, 2021 (see extension letter)

Medicaid:  Letter to Behavioral Health Community (Telehealth)

STATUS: Active, expires April 21,2021 (see extension letter below)

Medicaid: Letter to Behavioral Health (Telehealth Flexibilities Extended)

STATUS: Active, expires April 21, 2021

Medicaid: Guidance on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, expires at the end of the COVID-19 Emergency

Medicaid: Additional Interpretive Guidance on Telephonic and Electronic Means

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: FAQs for Opioid Treatment Program and Buprenorphine Providers

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: FAQs for Behavioral Health Administration Partners

STATUS: Varies

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Guidance regarding Telehealth Expansion Regulations

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Administration Hospital Based Outpatient Programs Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active, expires at the end of the COVID-19 Emergency

Medicaid: Follow-up Guidance on Temporary Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: General Health Care Services

STATUS: Active

Office of the Governor: Executive Order to authorize audio-only and flexibility regarding HIPAA

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health COVID FAQs

STATUS: Varies

Medicaid: IEP/IFSP Follow-Up Guidance on Telephone Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until end of MD State of Emergency

Medicaid: DDA Waiver Programs Telehealth and Telephonic Guidance

STATUS: Active, expires at end of declared emergency

Medicaid: Use of Telephonic and Electronic Communication by Direct Care Providers

STATUS: Active, expires at end of declared emergency

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance for School-Based Health Centers during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telephone/Telehealth Services Authorized for Intensive Outpatient SUD Programs

STATUS: Active, expires at end of declared emergency

Medicaid:Telephone/Telehealth Services Authorized for Intensive Outpatient SUD Programs

STATUS: Active, expires at end of declared emergency

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance for SUD Residential Treatment Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak.

STATUS: Active, expires at end of declared emergency

Office of Governor: Executive Order on Telehealth and Audio-Only Services

STATUS:

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Waiver for Adults with Brain Injury; Home and Community Based Options Waiver; Model Waiver for Fragile Children (Model Waiver); and Medical Day Care Services Waiver

STATUS: Active, until Six (6) months after the end of the COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Waiver for Adults with Brain Injury; Home and Community Based Options Waiver; Model Waiver for Fragile Children (Model Waiver); and Medical Day Care Services Waiver

STATUS: Active, until Six (6) months after the end of the COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Family Supports, Community Supports, and, Community Pathways Waivers

STATUS: Active, until Six (6) months after the end of the COVID-19 PHE

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Massachusetts

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Guidance for Adult Day Care Health Providers

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Day Habilitation Providers

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Updated MassHealth Telehealth, DME and Home Health Policies

STATUS: Expired December 31, 2020

Medicaid:  MassHealth Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, expires March 31, 2021

Medicaid: Additional Telehealth Flexibilities

STATUS: Active, expires March 31, 2021

Medicaid: MassHealth Coverage and Reimbursement Policy

STATUS: Active, expires March 31, 2021

Medicaid: Billing for Covered Services Delivered via Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Telephone and Internet Connectivity for Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Primary Care Visits via Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Managed Care Requirements during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, expires March 31, 2021

Medicaid: Guidance for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Providers Delivering Telehealth/Remote Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021 (extension consistent with Appendix K)

Medicaid: MassHealth Community Partner Information: Updates Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Temporary Flexibilities for the Provision of Health Services by Community Health Centers

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: FAQs for Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: FAQs for Applied Behavioral Analysis

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Network Providers

STATUS: Active, until six months after end of the MA State of Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Traumatic Brain Injury, Community Living, Residential Supports, Acquired Brain Injury with Residential Habilitation, Community Living, Intensive Supports, Adult Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Frail Elder Waiver; Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver; Community Living; Residential Supports; Acquired Brain Injury with Residential Habilitation; Acquired Brain Injury Non-residential Habilitation; Community Living Waiver; Intensive Supports; Adult Supports Waiver; Children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

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Michigan

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Policy Expansion

STATUS: Active, until 30 days after …

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Policy Expansion

STATUS: Active, until 30 days after end of MI State of Emergency

Medicaid: Relaxing Face-to-Face Requirement (Update)

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Medicaid: Specialty Behavioral Health Supports and Services

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Office of the Governor:  Executive Order on Telehealth

STATUS: Rescinded

Medicaid: Limited Oral Evaluation via Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, time limited policy however expiration date not specified

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Telepractice; Telephone Services

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Medicaid: Telemedicine Reimbursement for FQHCs, RHCs, Tribal Health Centers

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Medicaid: Medicaid Compliance with Interim Final Rule CMS-5531: Improving Care Planning for Medicaid Home Health Services; COVID-19 Response: Temporary Waiver of Beneficiary Signature for Home- Delivered DMEPOS

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Medicaid: Correction to Bulletin MSA 20-35, Medicaid Compliance with Interim Final Rule CMS-5531: Improving Care Planning for Medicaid Home Health Services;

STATUS: Active, time limited policy and MDHHS will notify providers of its termination

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K -MI Health Link Home and Community Based Services Waiver

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – MI Choice

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Habilitation Supports, Children’s Waiver Program (CWP) Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SEDW)

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

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Minnesota

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: …

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Temporary Coverage of Telemedicine Visits for SUD and Mental Health Providers

STATUS: Active, until Peacetime Emergency is terminated

Medicaid: Targeted Case Management Bulletin

STATUS: Active, expires June 16, 2022

Medicaid: Monthly Caseworker Visits Bulletin

STATUS: Active, expires April 28, 2022

Medicaid: Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI)

STATUS: Active, expires May 5, 2022

Medicaid: Remote Support for Home and community based services waiver

STATUS: Active, expires May 4, 2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine FAQs: Behavioral Health Division

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Reimbursement rates temporarily increased for telephone evaluation and management procedure codes during COVID-19 pandemic

STATUS: Active

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Alternative adult day service delivery due to COVID-19 pandemic

STATUS: Active, until Peacetime Emergency is terminated

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Brain Injury Waiver, Community Alternative Care, (see document for all applicable waivers)

STATUS: Active, until six months after the end of the Federal PHE for COVID-19 (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Brain Injury (BI) Waiver, Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver, and Elderly Waiver (EW)

STATUS: Active, until six months after the end of the Federal PHE for COVID-19 (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Brain Injury (BI) Waiver, Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver, and Elderly Waiver (EW)

STATUS: Active, until six months after the end of the Federal PHE for COVID-19

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Mississippi

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, through end of COVID-19 …

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, through end of COVID-19 Emergency

Medicaid: Temporary Telehealth Service Codes

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active, through end of COVID-19 Emergency

Medicaid: State Plan Amendment: Emergency Coverage of Telehealth

STATUS: Active, during the current emergency

Medicaid:  Regulation on Telehealth Services during emergencies

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities

STATUS: Active, until  6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Assisted Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, until  6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Elderly and Disabled Waiver

STATUS: Active, until expires 6 months following the end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver; Independent Living Waiver; Elderly & Disabled Waiver; Assisted Living Waiver; Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum to approved waivers and expires 6 months following the end of the PHE

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Missouri

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  COVID FAQs on

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  COVID FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: State Plan Amendment – Includes Telehealth

STATUS: Active, ends on the last day of the COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid: State Plan Amendment – Disaster Relief

STATUS: Active, ends on the last day of the COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – AIDS Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – AIDS Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Brain Injury Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Brain Injury Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged and Disabled Waiver Adult Day Care Waiver Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Aged and Disabled Waiver Adult Day Care Waiver Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Comprehensive Waiver, Community Support Waiver, Partnership for Hope Waiver, Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Comprehensive Waiver, Community Support Waiver, Partnership for Hope Waiver, Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

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Montana

Last updated 04/30/2021

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of MT State of Emergency

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Non-Covered Service Agreement Change

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Disaster Relief SPA

STATUS: Active, until the last day of the public health emergency

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS: Active, until the last day of the public health emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Extended through end of PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K Addendum – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Expires at the end of PHE

Medicaid: IHS/Tribal Telemedicine Questions/Answers

STATUS: Active

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Nebraska

Last updated 08/02/2021

Medicaid:  General Statewide Telehealth -COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active, some flexibilities …

Medicaid:  General Statewide Telehealth -COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active, some flexibilities may have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid:  Long Term Care COVID—19 FAQs

STATUS: Active, some flexibilities may have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid: Telephone Triage Billing

STATUS: May have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid:  Telehealth Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: May have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid:  Teledentistry Update

STATUS: May have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid: Telephone Reimbursement

STATUS:  May have expired due to end of state of emergency.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged Adults and Children with Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires March 5, 2021 (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Comprehensive Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Expired, extended through June 30, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Traumatic Brain Injury

STATUS: Expired, extended through June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Behavioral Health FAQs

STATUS: Active, some flexibilities may have expired due to end of state of emergency.

 

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Nevada

Last updated 07/28/2021

Medicaid: Update to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 pandemic

Medicaid:  Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Frail Elderly; Persons with Physical Disabilities Combined

STATUS: Active, expires Six (6) months after the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Frail Elderly; Persons with Physical Disabilities Combined

STATUS: Active, expires Six (6) months after the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

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New Hampshire

Last updated 07/26/2021

Office of Governor: Executive Order on Expansion of Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired with end of State of Emergency on June 11, 2021. Some provisions were made permanent through HB 1623.

Medicaid: Telehealth Informational COVID-19 Bulletin (April)

STATUS: Expired with end of State of Emergency on June 11, 2021. Some provisions were made permanent through HB 1623.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – In Home Support; Developmental Disabilities; Acquired Brain Disorder; Choices for Independence Waiver for Elderly and Chronically Ill Combined

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – In Home Support; Developmental Disabilities; Acquired Brain Disorder; Choices for Independence Waiver for Elderly and Chronically Ill Combined

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid: FAQs for Long Term Supports and services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid:  School-Based Services Factsheet

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telehealth Factsheet during COVID-19

STATUS: Expired with end of State of Emergency on June 11, 2021. Some provisions were made permanent through HB 1623.

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New Jersey

Last updated 07/21/2021

Medicaid: Teledentistry and Consultations

STATUS: Active, until further notice from …

Medicaid: Teledentistry and Consultations

STATUS: Active, until further notice from Department

Department of Consumer Affairs: Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

STATUS: Varies. Policies tied to state of emergency, or state public health emergency or both. State PHE has ended, but State of Emergency continues.

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New Mexico

Last updated 07/19/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Supports Waiver, Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Developmental Disabilities Waiver, Mi Via ICF/IDD Waiver, Medically Fragile Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Developmental Disabilities Waiver, Medically Fragile Waiver, Mi Via Waiver, Supports Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, Addendum to current waiver and extends it until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 Specialty Behavioral Health Service Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid:  Centennial Care MCO Letter of Direction

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid: Special COVID-19 Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid: Special COVID-19 Letter on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

 

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New York

Last updated 07/15/2021

Medicaid: Guidance for Adult Social Day Care Telephonically FAQs

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: FAQs on Telehealth and Telephonic Services

STATUS:  Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Comprehensive Guidance Regarding the Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During COVID-19

STATUS: Active, extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Guidance for Adult Social Day Care Services Telephonically

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Telehealth and Telephonic Services for Adult Day Health Care Program

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Guidance for Home and Community-Based Services

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Guidance for Children and Family Treatment and Support Service Providers

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Medicaid: Factsheet for Consumers during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, NY state of emergency ended but based on Comprehensive Guidance telehealth & telephonic policies extended for remainder of federally declared PHE or until issuance of subsequent guidance.

Office of Mental Health:  Telemental Health and Program Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of NY disaster emergency. Based on Waiver, believed to be still in effect.

Office of Mental Health: RTF Treatment and Documentation Standards, Visitation, Telemental Health Utilization, and Restraint Response during COVID-19 Emergency Period

STATUS: Active

Office of Mental Health: COVID-19 Disaster Emergency FAQ

STATUS: Active

Office of Mental Health: Clinic Treatment Program

STATUS: Active during state of emergency. NY state of emergency ended however based on waiver may still be active.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Children’s Waiver

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – OPWDD/Home and Community Based Services Waiver

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

STATUS: Active, expires six months after the end of the federal PHE.

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North Carolina

Last updated 07/13/2021

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communication for Family Planning

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Hybrid Telemedicine with Supporting Home Visit

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Innovations and TBI Appendix K and Developmental Disability Plans

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Postpartum Depression Screening

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Interim Perinatal Care

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telehealth for Optometry Services

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Outpatient Specialized Therapies and Dental Services

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Telehealth Definitions, Eligible Providers, Services and Codes

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid: Guidance for Perinatal Care Providers

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid:  Telehealth Billing Code Summary

STATUS: Active, until end of NC state of emergency or rescinded

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – NC Innovations

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency (see below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – NC Innovations

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – CAP/DA

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency (see below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – CAP/DA

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Alternatives for Children

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency (see below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community Alternatives for Children

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – NC TBI Waiver

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency (see below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – NC TBI Waiver

STATUS: Active, until six months following the end of the Public Health Emergency

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North Dakota

Last updated 07/08/2021

Office of the Governor: Telehealth and Licensing Requirements

STATUS: Expired. …

Office of the Governor: Telehealth and Licensing Requirements

STATUS: Expired. State of emergency rescinded and all related executive orders.

Human Services: Covid-19 Temporary Telehealth Policy for Right Track

STATUS: Active. Expires date national emergency is declared over. National PHE is still active.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active. Expires date national emergency is declared over. National PHE is still active.

ND Insurance Department: Expansion of Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired. Executive order based on rescinded.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Developmental Disabilities Traditional IID/DD HCBS Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE. See extension below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medicaid Waiver for Home and Community Based Services

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE. See extension below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medically Fragile Children

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE. See extension below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Children’s Hospice

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE. See extension below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) birth through thirteen

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE. See extension below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Developmental Disabilities Traditional IID/DD HCBS Waiver; Children’s Hospice; Medicaid Waiver for Home and Community Based Services; Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) birth through thirteen; Medically Fragile Children

STATUS: Active, until 6 Months after the Federal PHE.

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Ohio

Last updated 07/06/2021

Medicaid Managed Care: State of Emergency Provider Guide Statement on Telehealth

STATUS:  Active for duration of COVID-19 emergency.  OH State of Emergency ended on June 18.

Medicaid Managed Care: Telehealth Provider Guide

STATUS:  References permanent policies, as well as COVID-19 specific scenarios.

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Rules

STATUS:  Not specified, however OH State of Emergency ended on June 18.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth Emergency Rule July 17 and Appendix

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: When Medicaid Telehealth Coverage Differs from Medicare and Third-Party Telehealth Coverage

STATUS:  Expired. OH State of Emergency ended on June 18.

Medicaid: Emergency Rules FAQs

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: Telehealth Billing Guidelines during COVID-19 Mar. 9, 2020 – Nov. 14, 2020

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: Infographic on Telehealth Expansions

STATUS:  Expired

Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction: Behavioral Health Services

STATUS:  Expired. Permanent regulation adopted.

Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction: COVID-19 Telehealth FAQs

STATUS:  Varies. Mix of temporary expired policies and permanent policies.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Individual Options, Level One, and Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF)

STATUS:  Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE (See extension)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Assisted Living, Ohio Home Care Waiver, My Care Ohio, PASSPORT

STATUS:  Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE (See extension)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Individual Options, Level One, and Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF)

STATUS:  Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Assisted Living, Ohio Home Care Waiver, My Care Ohio, PASSPORT

STATUS:  Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

 

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Oklahoma

Last updated 06/29/2021

Medicaid: Provider Updates (many telehealth related)

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Provider Updates (many telehealth related)

STATUS: Active, until end of national/state emergency. OK State of Emergency has ended but national has not.

Medicaid: WebAlerts SoonerCare Members

STATUS: Indicates telehealth allowances ended Apr. 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Expanded telehealth and telephonic services

STATUS: Mentions PHE extension to Apr. 30, 2021 but no mention of further extensions. May have expired.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver; In Home Supports Waiver for Adults

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – In Home Supports Waiver for Children

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver; In Home Supports Waiver for Adults; In Home Supports Waiver for Children

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

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Oregon

Last updated 06/30/2021

State Plan Amendment: Oregon Health Plan coverage of telephone/telemedicine/telehealth services

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid: School Based Guidance

STATUS: Active, during the COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid: Guidance for Public Education Providers

STATUS: Active. State of Emergency ends June 28, 2021. Federal PHE still active.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider Guide

STATUS: Active. State of Emergency ends June 28, 2021. Federal PHE still active.

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Covered Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Telemedicine Practice Guidance

STATUS: Expired

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Pennsylvania

Last updated 06/19/2021

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidelines

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State …

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidelines

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Provider Quick Tips Telemedicine Guidelines (Updated April 2020)

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid: MCO Memo on Telemedicine Guidance During COVID-19 (Updated April 2020)

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Instructions for Delivery of BHRS and IBHS through Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of PA State of Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Infants, Toddlers and Families

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Infants, Toddlers & Families Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the conclusion of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – OBRA

STATUS: Active, expired March 5, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community HealthChoices

STATUS: Active, expired March 5, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community HealthChoices; OBRA Combined

STATUS: Active, until six months after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Rhode Island

Last updated 06/25/2021

Medicaid & Health Insurance Commissioner:  Guidance for Preventive Care Visits

Medicaid & Health Insurance Commissioner:  Guidance for Preventive Care Visits

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active until further notice

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Rhode Island Comprehensive Demonstration

STATUS: Expired February 26, 2021

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South Carolina

Last updated 06/19/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Clarification for Act 301 Local Alcohol and Drug Abuse Authorities

STATUS:  Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Telehealth COVID-19 Codes

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Updates for Physicians, NPs, PAs and LIPs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

1135 Waiver: Community Choices (CC), HIV/AIDS, and Mechanical Ventilator Dependent (VENT)

STATUS: Active, expires no later than six months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension)

1135 Waiver: Palmetto Coordinated System of Care (PCSC)

STATUS: Active, expires no later than six months after the expiration of the PHE

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South Dakota

Last updated 04/30/2021

Medicaid: South Dakota Provider Manual

STATUS: Permanent, some sections only …

Medicaid: South Dakota Provider Manual

STATUS: Permanent, some sections only apply during PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active, during PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Updates

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – CHOICES

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months after end of PHE

Office of the Governor: Executive Order 2020-34 (extending telehealth flexibilities in prior EOs)

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (suspends Medicaid telemedicine restrictions)

STATUS: Active, until SD state of emergency ends

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Assistive Daily Living Services

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months after end of PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Home and Community-Based Options and Person-Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months after end of PHE

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Texas

Last updated 06/07/2021

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Medicaid: Last

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Medicaid: Last known COVID-19 Extension for multiple Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired Nov. 30, 2020

Medicaid: Telemedicine (Physician-Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician-Delivered) Services Extended through January 21, 2021, or through January 31, 2021 if the PHE is Extended

STATUS: Expired January 31, 2021

Medicaid: FQHC Reimbursement for Telemedicine and Telehealth Services

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: RHC Reimbursement for Telemedicine and Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone Early Childhood Intervention Specialized Skills Training

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone Nutritional Counseling Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone for Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone for Medical Services

STATUS: Expired

DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES: HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES via telehealth or telephone

STATUS: Expired March 29, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Texas Home Living (TxHmL) and Home and Community-based Services (HCS)

STATUS:  Active, expires at end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

STATUS: Active, expires at end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) and Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)

STATUS: Active, expires at end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)

STATUS: Active, expires at end of PHE.

Medicaid: Extension of Emergency Rule on Telebehavioral Health Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired May 18, 2021

Department of Aging and Disability Services: Emergency Rule on Audio-Only in HCBS

STATUS:  Expired March 29, 2021

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Vermont

Last updated 06/02/2021

Medicaid: Continuing Telemedicine Coverage for Dental Services & Telephonic Coverage

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telephonic Services FAQ*

*Vermont has updated its COVID-19 telehealth guidance on 2/10/21 and indicates it will provide an updated FAQ.

STATUS: Active, until VT state of emergency ends

Medicaid: Memo on Telephonic Services

STATUS: Active, until VT state of emergency ends

Medicaid: Telephonic Services Reference Chart

STATUS: Active, until VT state of emergency ends

Medicaid:  Telehealth, Telemedicine and Telephonic Coverage

STATUS: Varies, until VT or Federal PHE ends (depending on policy)

Medicaid: COVID-19 Changes for Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies

STATUS: Active

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Virginia

Last updated 05/31/2021

Medicaid: Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 Update for Developmental Disabilities and Commonwealth Coordinate Care

STATUS: Telemedicine flexibilities expire Aug. 1, 2021

Medicaid: MCO Flexibilities Continuation

STATUS:  Active, until VA state of emergency ends

Medicaid: Provider Flexibilities Continuation

STATUS:  Expired 4/20/21, but extended to July 20, 2021 (see above)

Medicaid: Behavioral Health and ARTS Provider Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 (3/27)

STATUS:  Modified, see below.

Medicaid: New 1135 Waiver and Administrative Provider Flexibilities (5/26)

STATUS:  Active, until the end of the emergency declaration

Medicaid:  Home and Community Based Services Waivers (HCBS) COVID-19 Policy Continuation and Timeline

STATUS:  Varies

Medicaid: Delivery of Group Based Services in Behavioral Health and Addiction (ARTS) during COVID-19 (7/1)

STATUS:  Active during PHE.

Medicaid: Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Waivers: Provider Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 (8/11)

STATUS:  Expired January 26, 2021

Medicaid: Provider Flexibilities Related to COVID-19 (DD and CCC Plus Waivers)

STATUS:  Expired March 12, 2021. See above for continuation.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus, Family and Individuals Supports, Community Living, and Building Independence

STATUS:  Active, expires six months after end of PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus, Family and Individuals Supports, Community Living, and Building Independence

STATUS:  Active, expires six months after end of PHE

Medicaid: Updates on COVID-19 Continuation and Timelines for Behavioral Health and Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (10/2)

STATUS:  Expired March 12, 2021

House Bill 5046:  Requirement for Audio-Only & Telemedicine Service Coverage

STATUS: Expires July 1, 2021

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Washington

Last updated 05/11/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Coverage Brief

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021.…

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Coverage Brief

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Telemedicine Coverage Brief

STATUS: Becomes effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: FAQ for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: FAQ for Occupational and Speech Therapy

STATUS: Becomes effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Long Term Care Facilities/SNF

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Long Term Care Facilities/SNF

STATUS: Becomes Effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Clinical Policy and Billing FAQ

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Clinical Policy and Billing FAQ

STATUS: Becomes Effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Applied Behavior Analysis  FAQ

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Applied Behavior Analysis FAQ

STATUS: Becomes Effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Home Health FAQ

STATUS: Active, expires June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Home Health FAQ

STATUS: Becomes Effective July 1, 2021

Medicaid: School-Based Health Services FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Basic Plus

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Core

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Community Protection

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Individual and Family Services

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Children’s Intensive In Home Behavior Support

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid: 1115 Waiver Summary – Telephone and Telehealth Options

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: COPES

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: New Freedom

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Residential Support Waiver

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Basic Plus; Individual and Family Services, Core, Community Protection, Children’s Intensive In home Behavior Support

STATUS: Active, Expires 6 months following the end of the federal PHE.

Medicaid 1135 Waiver: Telehealth Summary

STATUS: Active

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West Virginia

Last updated 05/24/2021

Medicaid:  Non-emergent E&M for FQHCs/RHCs (revised)

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Non-Emergent

Medicaid:  Non-emergent E&M for FQHCs/RHCs (revised)

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Non-Emergent E&M Services via Telehealth

STATUS: Revised, see above source

Medicaid: Telehealth Modality for Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Modality

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Intellectual/Developmental Disability Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged and Disabled Disability Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Traumatic Brain Injury Disability Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Children with Serious Emotional Disorder

STATUS: Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Children with Serious Emotional Disorders 1915 C Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

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Wisconsin

Last updated 05/18/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion and Related Resources

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Ending

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion and Related Resources

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Ending Coverage for some telephone codes

STATUS: Expired July 30, 2020

Medicaid: Alert 019: Opioid Treatment Program Phone Calls

STATUS: Active, until ForwardHealth announces otherwise

Medicaid: Temporary Changes to Telehealth Policy and Clarifications for Behavioral Health and Targeted Case Management Providers

STATUS: Some policies active until ForwardHealth announces otherwise’ some policies permanent

Medicaid: Changes to ForwardHealth Telehealth Policies for Covered Services, Originating Sites, and Federally Qualified Health Centers

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: Additional Services to be Provided Via Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until rescinded or modified when emergency orders issued by the state and federal governments expire

Medicaid: Changes to Narcotic Treatment Services

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Billing for Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Children’s Long Term Support Waiver Program

STATUS:  Extended to no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency, see below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K –Family Care Waiver Renewal 2020

STATUS: Extended to no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency, see below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Self-Directed Support Waiver, Intellectual/developmental Disability and Aged/Physical Disability

STATUS: Extended to no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency, see below.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Family Care Waiver Renewal 2020

STATUS: Active, no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Self-Directed Support Waiver, Intellectual/developmental Disability and Aged/Physical Disability

STATUS: Active, no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Children’s Long Term Support Waiver Program

STATUS: Active, no later than six months after the expiration of the national public health emergency

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Wyoming

Last updated 05/10/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Changes for COVID-19

STATUS; Active

Medicaid:  FQHC/RHC Tribal

Medicaid: Telehealth Changes for COVID-19

STATUS; Active

Medicaid:  FQHC/RHC Tribal Facilities

STATUS; Active

Medicaid:  Home Health COVID-19

STATUS; Active

Medicaid:  BH Peer Specialist via Telehealth

STATUS; Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Supports Waiver; Comprehensive Waiver

STATUS; Expired January 26, 2021; extended through 6 months after conclusion of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Supports Waiver

STATUS; Active, extended through 6 months after conclusion of PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Children’s Mental Health Waiver

STATUS; Expired February 28, 2021

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