Effective Now Until June 30, 2023
The following providers in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, that provide telehealth services pursuant to his or her authority under any relevant order issued by the Commissioner of Public Health, and maintains professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice in an amount that is equal to or greater than that required for similarly licensed, certified or registered Connecticut health care providers, are considered a telehealth provider:
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapist or physical therapist assistant
- Occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
- Registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse
- Marital and family therapist
- Clinical social worker
- Master social worker
- Alcohol and drug counselor
- Professional counselor
- Speech and language pathologist
- Respiratory care practitioner
- Behavior analyst
- Genetic counselor
- Music therapist
- Art therapist
- Athletic trainer
Any Connecticut entity, institution or health care provider that engages or contracts with a telehealth provider that is licensed, certified or registered in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to provide health care or other health services shall verify the credentials of such provider in the state in which he or she is licensed, certified or registered, ensure that such a provider is in good standing in such state, and confirm that such provider maintains professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice in an amount that is equal to or greater than that required for similarly licensed, certified or registered Connecticut health care providers.
The Commissioner of Public Health may temporarily waive, modify or suspend any regulatory requirements adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health or any boards or commissions as the Commissioner of Public Health deems necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the public health for the purpose of providing residents of this state with telehealth services from out-of-state practitioners.
SOURCE: HB 5596 (2021 Session) (Accessed Feb. 2022).
*See COVID-19 Licensing Section in regard to any effective temporary orders.
Physicians rendering inpatient surgical services for a CMAP member must ensure the hospital has submitted and obtained an approved prior authorization for the inpatient surgery. Once the hospital has an approved authorization on file for the CMAP member, the member is eligible to receive their pre- and/or post-surgical consultations via telemedicine. Any telemedicine service related to the surgery must be rendered by the Out-of-State (OOS) provider who will be performing the surgery. All telemedicine services must be clinically appropriate and medically necessary. Pre/Post surgery instructions are not eligible for reimbursement via telemedicine.
SOURCE: CT Medical Assistance Program, Provider Bulletin 2020-09 (March 2020), p. 4. (Accessed Feb. 2022).