COVID-19

Originating Site

Originating site refers to the physical location of the patient. During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicare and many Medicaid programs expanded the types of originating sites that a patient could be at while receiving services via telehealth, to include the home and other locations.  These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Alaska

Last updated 05/30/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Temporary Expansion

Arizona

Last updated 03/20/2022

No Reference Found

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Arkansas

Last updated 03/08/2022

Department of Human Services:  Telemedicine COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Expired.…

Department of Human Services:  Telemedicine COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Expired.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services: COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Expired, replaced by manual with no mention of telehealth.

Medicaid: Behavioral Health FAQ’s

STATUS: Varies.  Some answers based on Executive Orders have expired.

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Colorado

Last updated 12/16/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Provider Information

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Letter on Telemedicine

Connecticut

Last updated 02/04/2022

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: …

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine Guidance for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services, Bulletin 20-87

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid:  Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy Services, Bulletin 20-23

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Telemedicine Coverage for Home Health Services and Hospice Services, Bulletin 20-28

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Updates to Telemedicine Coverage for Home Health/Access Agencies, Bulletin 20-43

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Emergency Temporary Telehealth Coverage for Specified Dental Services, Bulletin 20-14

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Clarifying Guidance for Speech and Language Pathology Telemedicine Services (clarifies allowed services for SLP), Bulletin 20-84

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Therapy Services Rendered at Rehabilitation Clinics, Bulletin 20-24

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid:  Provider Bulletin on Synchronized Telemedicine for Behavioral Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bulletin 20-25

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid:  Updated Synchronized Telemedicine for Autism Spectrum Disorder Providers, Bulletin 20-47

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage, Bulletin 20-1

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guidance for Respiratory Care Services, Bulletin 21-12

STATUS: Active until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer be a PHE

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telemedicine Services, Bulletin 20-9

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Enacted

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Delaware

Last updated 03/26/2022

Medicaid:  Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: Active, until further notice.

Medicaid:  Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: Active, until further notice.

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District of Columbia

Last updated 02/18/2022

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guide

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during …

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guide

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during DC Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid: Reimbursable Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: Billing for Telemedicine Encounters

STATUS: Permanent

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 six (6) months after the conclusion of the public health emergency (see below for extension).

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.

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during DC Public Health Emergency.

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Florida

Last updated 02/11/2022

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Georgia

Last updated 03/15/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during National State of …

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during National State of Emergency

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance for COVID-19

STATUS: Active, during National State of Emergency

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

STATUS: Active until end of GA State of Emergency, currently set to expire on April 15, 2022.

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Hawaii

Last updated 03/22/2022

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Illinois

Last updated 02/26/2022

Medicaid:  Provider Notice on Telehealth Service Expansion

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  …

Indiana

Last updated 04/07/2022

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active during COVID-19 public health emergency.…

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active during COVID-19 public health emergency.

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of National PHE

Medicaid: IHCP rescinds certain COVID-19 policy changes

STATUS: Active, although end dates for directives vary.

Medicaid: IHCP clarifies rescinded COVID-19 policies

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Home Health and Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Rescinded by Executive Order 20-17 and July 1, 2021 Bulletin. Certain elements made permanent, See June 8, 2021 Bulletin.

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Iowa

Last updated 03/29/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Active, through 60 days …

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Active, through 60 days after PHE is lifted.  PHE ended on Feb. 15, 2022, see proclamation.

Medicaid: Update to Billing Services Provided via Telehealth related to COVID-19

STATUS: Active for interim period.

Medicaid:  Informational Letter on Billing Telehealth Services

STATUS: PHE expired.  However may still be active due to statement that all telehealth services are in effect statewide through at least 60 days after the PHE declaration is lifted.

Medicaid:  Informational Letter on Telehealth

STATUS: PHE expired.  However may still be active due to statement that all telehealth services are in effect statewide through at least 60 days after the PHE declaration is lifted.

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Kansas

Last updated 06/12/2022

Medicaid: Telemedicine Updates in Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions …

Medicaid: Telemedicine Updates in Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid: Telemedicine Response to COVID-10 Emergency

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  Expansion with Select Telemedicine Allowed Codes/Home Setting

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  Additional Codes Added to 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:  Wheelchair Seating Assessment Codes Allowed by Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  Allowance of Additional Mental Health Crisis Intervention Codes

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

Medicaid:  I/DD Telemedicine Services During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

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Kentucky

Last updated 03/15/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of federal PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of federal PHE

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Louisiana

Last updated 03/22/2022

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active.

Medicaid: Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, …

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active.

Medicaid: Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Outpatient SUD Treatment

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: Varies, some policies have expired due to end of public health emergency.

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

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Home and Community-Based Services Waivers Community Choices Waiver (LAC 50:XXI.Subpart 7)

STATUS: Active during COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).  Unclear if it’s referring to the federal or state PHE.

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Maryland

Last updated 01/24/2022

Medicaid: Provider Guidance Post-Emergency Memo/BHA Telehealth Post Emergency – Revised Guidance 

STATUS: Active

Maryland Health Care Commission: Payer Telehealth Policies

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Letter to Behavioral Health Community (Telehealth)

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: FAQs for Behavioral Health Administration Partners

STATUS: Varies, legislation extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Administration Hospital Based Outpatient Programs Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Varies, legislation extends some flexibilities

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

STATUS: Guidance in effect until further notice

HB 123/SB 3 – Extends many telehealth flexibilities including relaxed originating site restrictions, as well as audio-only and parity until June 30, 2023
STATUS: Enacted

Medicaid: Guidance on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: General Health Care Services

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Letter to Behavioral Health (Telehealth Flexibilities Extended with Federal PHE Extension)

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Home Health Agencies

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

Medicaid: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

STATUS: Guidance no longer effective

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Michigan

Last updated 01/17/2022

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Remain in effect until incorporated …

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Remain in effect until incorporated into the manual.

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; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active until six months after the conclusion of the PHE

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

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active until six months after the conclusion of the PHE

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; extended by Addendum

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

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

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Minnesota

Last updated 03/28/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Remote Support for

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Remote Support for Home and community based services waiver

STATUS: Active, expires May 4, 2022

Medicaid: Store -and-forward telemedicine IEP services

STATUS: Active, this policy change will continue. See the Telemedicine Services section of IEP in the MHCP Provider Manual.

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

STATUS: Active, expires May 4, 2022

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

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, extends current waivers until six months after the end of the Federal PHE for COVID-19

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Mississippi

Last updated 01/13/2022

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Expired. Emergency ended on Nov…

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Expired. Emergency ended on Nov

Medicaid: State Plan Amendment Telehealth Emergency Waivers

STATUS: Unclear if still in effect. States it’s ‘effective until terminated at the discretion of Medicaid.’

Medicaid:  Regulation on Telehealth Services during emergencies

STATUS: Permanent

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Missouri

Last updated 01/10/2022

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Unclear if expired due to …

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Unclear if expired due to the expiration of MO State of Emergency.

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 03/30/2022

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have …

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

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

STATUS: Extended by Addendum listed below. Active until the end of Public Health Emergency.

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

STATUS: Active until the end of Public Health Emergency.

 

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Nebraska

Last updated 03/26/2022

Medicaid:  General Statewide Telehealth -COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Varies, some flexibilities …

Medicaid:  General Statewide Telehealth -COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Varies, some flexibilities 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: Telephone Reimbursement

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

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Nevada

Last updated 01/02/2022

Medicaid: Update to Telehealth Services for Home Health and Hospice Agencies

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Resource Guide

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telehealth Billing Guidelines

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 06/09/2022

New Jersey

Last updated 04/12/2022

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New Mexico

Last updated 03/14/2022

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: Special COVID-19 Guidance

STATUS: Varies.  Many active until end of COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs for Providers #2

STATUS: Active

 

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New York

Last updated 04/05/2022

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: 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: 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.

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

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

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.

Medicaid: Emergency Rule Continuing Medicaid Telehealth Expansions

STATUS: Agency intends to make permanent but this emergency rule expired March 21, 2022.

Office of Mental Health: Emergency Rule/Proposed Rule Making Continuing Telehealth Expansions

STATUS: Agency intends to make permanent but this emergency rule expired February 12, 2022.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: Emergency/Proposed Rule Making Continuing Telehealth Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired February 5, 2022.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: Final Rule Continuing Telehealth Flexibilities

STATUS: Active

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North Carolina

Last updated 03/23/2022

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Maternal Support

STATUS: Varies. Some …

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Maternal Support

STATUS: Varies. Some policies permanent and others will expire June 30, 2022.

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 ESRD Services

STATUS: Permanent, per pg. 30 Special Bulletin #237

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Outpatient Respiratory Therapy

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 Enhanced Behavioral Services

STATUS: Active, sunsets on June 30, 2022 per pg. 8 Special Bulletin #237

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communications Clinical Policy Modifications – Nursing Facility Care

STATUS: Active, sunsets on June 30, 2022 per pg. 36 Special Bulletin #237

Medicaid: Telehealth Definitions, Eligible Providers, Services and Codes

STATUS: Varies. Some policies permanent and others will expire June 30, 2022.

Medicaid: Guidance for Perinatal Care Providers

STATUS: Varies. Some policies permanent and others will expire June 30, 2022.

Medicaid:  Telehealth Billing Code Summary

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

Office of the Governor: Executive Order Regarding Telehealth and the Home

STATUS: Extended through duration of public health emergency, Some elements extended by EO 245. Expires April 5, 2022.

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 04/04/2022

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 03/31/2022

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

STATUS: Still listed on state website, however policies may have been superseded by permanent telehealth policy).

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Rules

STATUS: Still listed on state website, however policies may have been superseded by permanent telehealth policy).

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

STATUS:  Expired.  See permanent billing guide for updated policy.

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 Addendum – Individual Options, Level One, and Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF)

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

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Oklahoma

Last updated 04/07/2022

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 Addendum – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver; In Home Supports Waiver for Adults; In Home Supports Waiver for Children; Medically Fragile Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration

 

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Oregon

Last updated 01/11/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider Guide

STATUS: Active. OR State of Emergency …

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider Guide

STATUS: Active. OR State of Emergency ends June 30, 2022. Federal PHE still active.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aging and People with Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires six months beyond the end date of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Aging and People with Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires six months beyond the end date of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

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Pennsylvania

Last updated 04/06/2022

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

STATUS: Expired, obsolete by MA bulletin 99-21-06

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- Combined Waiver OBRA and Community HealthChoices

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

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Rhode Island

Last updated 02/10/2022

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active until further notice

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active until further notice

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South Carolina

Last updated 03/22/2022

Medicaid: Healthy Connections Medicaid Member Update

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Healthy Connections Medicaid Member Update

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: FAQ

STATUS: Active, until end of the PHE

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South Dakota

Last updated 01/26/2022

Medicaid: South Dakota Provider Manual

STATUS: Permanent, some sections only …

Medicaid: South Dakota Provider Manual

STATUS: Permanent, some sections only apply during PHE. SD Medicaid will notify providers when flexibilities no longer allowed.

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Some policies permanent while others contingent on PHE.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Updates

STATUS: Active

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Tennessee

Last updated 11/05/2021

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No Reference Found

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Texas

Last updated 04/12/2022

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Medicaid:COVID-19

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Medicaid:COVID-19 Extension for multiple Flexibilities

STATUS: Active, expires April 30, 2022

Health and Human Services Commission: ESRD visits via Telehealth

STATUS: Expires June 4, 2022

 

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Utah

Last updated 02/21/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Q&A for COVID-19 Emergency

STATUS: Active, until the …

Medicaid: Telehealth Q&A for COVID-19 Emergency

STATUS: Active, until the end of the month in which the emergency declaration ends.

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Vermont

Last updated 03/11/2022

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

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West Virginia

Last updated 04/12/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Educational Handout

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Non-emergent E&M for

Medicaid: Telehealth Educational Handout

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Non-Emergent E&M Services via Telehealth

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active, until the end of the federal PHE declaration or until further notice

Medicaid: Telehealth Modality for Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Modality

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Provider Newsletter with updated place of service code billing guidance

STATUS: Active

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Wisconsin

Last updated 03/26/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion and Related Resources

STATUS: Active. Expires day …

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion and Related Resources

STATUS: Active. Expires day after end of federal public health emergency (PHE). The federal PHE is currently set to expire Apr. 16, 2022.

Medicaid: Transition from Temporary to Permanent Synchronous Telehealth Coverage Policy and Billing Guidelines

STATUS: Expired Dec. 31, 2021. Some policies may have been extended until end of federal public health emergency. See link above.

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. May be superseded by new permanent policy beginning Jan. 1, 2022.  See policy above.

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

STATUS: Permanent

PERMANENT TELEHEALTH COVERAGE POLICY AND BILLING GUIDELINES

*Only synchronous (two-way, real-time, interactive communications) and remote physiological monitoring services identified under permanent policy may be reimbursed when provided via telehealth effective on the first day of the first month after the federal public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic expires.

Temporary telehealth policy will remain in effect until the switch to permanent policy occurs when ForwardHealth will require providers to follow permanent billing guidelines for synchronous telehealth and remote physiological monitoring services. Telehealth-related updates to the ForwardHealth Online Handbook will be available following the implementation of permanent policy.

 

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Wyoming

Last updated 01/16/2022

Medicaid:  Home Health COVID-19

STATUS; Active

Medicaid:  Home Health COVID-19

STATUS; Active

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COVID-19

Originating Site

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