COVID-19

Provider Type

Medicaid programs often restrict the type of providers that can be reimbursed when delivering services via telehealth.  During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the list of providers in Medicare and many state Medicaid programs expanded to include professionals such as occupational and physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.  FQHCs and RHCs were also allowed to provide services in some cases. These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Federal

Last updated 09/01/2022

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

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE.  Some telehealth flexibilities extended 151 after end of PHE by HR 2471.

CMS: New and Expanded Flexibilities for RHCs and FQHCs during the COVID-19 PHE

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE.  Some telehealth flexibilities extended 151 after end of PHE by HR 2471.

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

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE.  Some telehealth flexibilities extended 151 after end of PHE by HR 2471.

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

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE.  Some telehealth flexibilities extended 151 after end of PHE by HR 2471.

CMS: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE.  Some telehealth flexibilities extended 151 after end of PHE by HR 2471.

CMS: FAQs for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals regarding EMTALA

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Enacted

HR 748: CARES Act

STATUS: Enacted

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Alabama

Last updated 08/10/2022

Medicaid: Speech Language and Occupational Therapy Providers

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Temporary Telemedicine Extension for Optometrists

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Telemedicine Coverage Extension

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Temporarily Allowing Physical Therapy Services Through Telemedicine

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Temporary Changes to allow Delivering Healthcare Professionals Reimbursement for Telephonic Postpartum Visits

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Authorization of Telemedicine for Prenatal Visits During COVID-19 Emergency

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

Medicaid: Extension of Procedure Code Coverage For Physicians, CRNPs, PAs, FQHCs, RHCs, Optometrists, ADPH, and CRS

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until the earlier of August 31, 2022, the conclusion of the COVID-19 national emergency, or any expiration date noticed by the Alabama Medicaid Agency through a subsequent ALERT.

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Alaska

Last updated 08/15/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Coverage COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Temporary Expansion

Medicaid: DHSS PHE Declaration

STATUS: Active, until rescinded or federal PHE expires

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Arizona

Last updated 07/12/2022

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Arkansas

Last updated 07/02/2022

Previous COVID waivers expired.

Previous COVID waivers expired.

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California

Last updated 09/06/2022

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

STATUS: Active, expiration varies depending on policy

Medicaid: Telehealth for Family PACT

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidance

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Teledentistry FAQs for Medi-Cal Dental Providers During Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telehealth and Virtual Communication

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Narcotic Treatment Program

STATUS: Active, expiration varies depending on policy

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Information Notice 20-055

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1115 Waiver: Medi-Cal 2020

STATUS: Active, through end of the PHE

Department of Managed Health Care: Telehealth Services (APL 20-13)

STATUS: Active

Department of Managed Health Care: All Plan Letter (20-032) Continuation of APL 20-013 & 20-009; FAQs

STATUS: Active

SB 184: Permanent Medi-Cal Telehealth Policy Changes/Continues Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Expansions

STATUS: Enacted

AB 32: Exceptions to Certain Permanent Medi-Cal Telehealth Policies

Status: Pending

STATUS: Enacted

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Connecticut

Last updated 08/10/2022

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: …

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Important information for HUSKY Health Providers

STATUS: Active

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: 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:  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 Telemedicine Services, Bulletin 20-9

STATUS: Active

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: 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

HB 5596 (2021 Session): Extends Telehealth emergency orders until June 30, 2023

STATUS: Enacted

STATUS: Enacted

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Delaware

Last updated 08/24/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: Active, until further notice.…

Medicaid: Telehealth and COVID FAQs

STATUS: Active, until further notice.

Medicaid: Changes to Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, until further notice.

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District of Columbia

Last updated 09/03/2022

No Reference Found.

No Reference Found.

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Florida

Last updated 08/04/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

Department of Health: Florida Telehealth 

Medicaid: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

Department of Health: Florida Telehealth 

STATUS: Active

Department of Health: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Georgia

Last updated 07/06/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during National State of …

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance Clarification

STATUS: Active, during National State of Emergency

Medicaid:  COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

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Hawaii

Last updated 08/16/2022

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

STATUS: State PHE ended, unclear if still active

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-2107)

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

STATUS: Active

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Illinois

Last updated 08/14/2022

Medicaid:  Provider Notice on Telehealth Service Expansion

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  …

Medicaid:  Provider Notice on Telehealth Service Expansion

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Teledentistry Services Prompted by COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Allows Assisters to Assist Clients Telephonically

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telehealth Expansion Instructions

STATUS: Active

Division of Financial and Professional Regulation: Guidance to Applicants for Mental Health Professional Licensure with Face-to-Face Supervision or Experiential Requirements

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Emergency Rule on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Emergency Rule Amendment

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Provider Notice re: Modifier 93 and Place of Service Code 10 Implementation April 1, 2022

STATUS: Effective April 1, 2022

Office of the Governor: Extends Order on Telehealth Services specifically portions of Executive Order 2020-09

STATUS: Extended until August 20, 2022 and rescinded no later than September 17, 2022

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Indiana

Last updated 08/20/2022

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active.

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: …

Iowa

Last updated 07/20/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Expired.  Was only active …

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Expired.  Was only active through 60 days after PHE was lifted on Feb. 15, 2022, see proclamation.

Medicaid: Informational Letter on Billable Telehealth Providers

STATUS: Expired.  Was only active through 60 days after PHE was lifted on Feb. 15, 2022, see proclamation.

Medicaid:  Informational Letter on Teledentistry

STATUS: Expired.  Was only active through 60 days after PHE was lifted on Feb. 15, 2022, see proclamation.

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Kansas

Last updated 08/18/2022

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: Expansion of Telemedicine Services Allowed by ECI and LEA Providers

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

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

STATUS: Active, exceptions granted until rescinded

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Kentucky

Last updated 08/12/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS: Active, some of the policies have become permanent with updated regulations.

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver Providers

STATUS: Active, waivers were extended until 6 months after the end of the federal PHE, See extension

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs for Medicaid  1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waivers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs on Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of federal PHE

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Louisiana

Last updated 08/02/2022

Medicaid: Overall Telehealth/Telemedicine Update

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

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

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid: Response to COVID-19

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

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: 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.

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Services—Home and Community Based Services Waiver (LAC 50:XXXIII.Subpart 9)

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 08/02/2022

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: Behavioral Health COVID FAQs

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Office of the Governor: Executive Order terminates emergency and previous orders, though many flexibilities extended by legislation

STATUS: Enacted

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

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Massachusetts

Last updated 08/29/2022

Medicaid: Access to Health Services Through Telehealth

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: …

Medicaid: Access to Health Services Through Telehealth

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: Updated MassHealth Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Bulletins 314 and are now expired 324. See Medicaid section for bulletin 327

Medicaid: Behavioral Health and the Importance of Perinatal and Pediatric Behavioral Health Screening during the Pandemic

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Extended COVID-19 Related Administrative Flexibilities for Independent Nurses Including Telehealth and New Telehealth Documentation Requirement

Status Active, through end of the Federal Public Health 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: Guidance for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Providers Delivering Telehealth/Remote Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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

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: Expired February 28, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid: Frail Elder Waiver (FEW), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver, Community Living (MFP-CL) Waiver, Residential Supports (MFP-RS) Waiver, Acquired Brain Injury with Residential Habilitation (ABI-RH) Waiver Acquired Brain, Injury Non-residential Habilitation (ABI-N) Waiver Community Living Waiver (DDS-CL), Intensive Supports Waiver (DDS-IS), Adult Supports Waiver (DDS-AS), Children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver

STATUS: Active, until six months after the expirations of the COVID-19 PHE

Medicaid: Community Living (MFP-CL) Waiver, Residential Supports (MFP-RS) Waiver, Acquired Brain Injury with Residential Habilitation (ABI-RH) Waiver, Acquired Brain Injury Non-residential Habilitation (ABI-N) Waiver

STATUS: Active, until six months after the expirations of the COVID-19 PHE

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Michigan

Last updated 09/04/2022

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Remain in effect until incorporated …

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Remain in effect until incorporated into Medicaid manual

Medicaid: Telemedicine Policy Changes, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

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: Permanent

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 08/01/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates. See …

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates. See page for further guidance.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine FAQs: Behavioral Health Division

STATUS: Active

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Mississippi

Last updated 08/24/2022

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Unclear …

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Unclear if expired. No specific date in document and still listed on COVID website.

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 08/22/2022

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Webpage archived. Likely expired

Medicaid …

Medicaid: Provider COVID-19 Tips

STATUS: Webpage archived. Likely expired

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: Active, additive 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 08/01/2022

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired. No reference found.

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired. No reference found.

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Nebraska

Last updated 08/25/2022

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:  Long Term Care COVID—19 FAQs

STATUS: Varies, some flexibilities 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 08/17/2022

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

STATUS: Unclear if still active. Still accessible on COVID Informational webpage.

Medicaid:  Telehealth Services

STATUS: Unclear if still active. Still accessible on COVID Informational webpage.

Medicaid: Telehealth Resource Guide

STATUS: Unclear if still active. Still accessible on COVID Informational webpage.

Medicaid:  Telehealth Billing Guidelines

STATUS: Active. Still accessible on NV DHCFP Announcements & Newsletters webpage.

Medicaid:  Update to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health Outpatient Treatment Providers, Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers, and Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Treatment Providers

STATUS: Unclear if still active. Still accessible on COVID Informational webpage.

Medicaid: Memo on Therapy Services during via Telehealth

STATUS: Active, during federal PHE.

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 08/18/2022

New Jersey

Last updated 09/06/2022

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  Guidance Regarding Telehealth

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  Guidance Regarding Telehealth for Behavioral Health Provider Agencies

STATUS: Active during public health emergency. NJ public health emergency ended, however their state of emergency remains in effect (see EO-244). Federal PHE continues. Unclear if these policies still active.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  Guidance Utilization of Telehealth by Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service Providers

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 08/03/2022

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 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

Medicaid: COVID-19 FAQs for MCOs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 emergency MCOs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

 

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New York

Last updated 08/25/2022

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: 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.

Office of Mental Health:  Telemental Health and Program Guidance

STATUS: Based on Waiver believed to still be in effect (Most recent waiver reissued June 6, 2022 for 120 days).

Office of Mental Health: Clinic Treatment Program

STATUS: Based on Waiver believed to still be in effect (Most recent waiver reissued June 6, 2022 for 120 days).

Office of Mental Health: COVID-19 Disaster Emergency FAQ

STATUS: Active

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.

STATUS: Agency intends to make permanent but this emergency rule expired August 15, 2022.

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North Carolina

Last updated 08/18/2022

Medicaid: Bulletin on Nursing Facility Care

STATUS: Expired, per pg.

Medicaid: Bulletin on Nursing Facility Care

STATUS: Expired, per pg. 38 Special Bulletin #237

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Outpatient Respiratory Therapy

STATUS: Varies. Some policies expired and others are permanent. See pg. 43 of bulletin #237

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Well Child Visits

STATUS: Expired due to end of NC State of Emergency Executive Order 267

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Postpartum Depression Screening

STATUS: Active, this is in review for permanent placement in policy. See pg. 40 of bulletin #237

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telehealth for Health and Behavior Intervention Visits by Local Health Departments

STATUS: Expired due to end of NC State of Emergency Executive Order 267

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Interim Perinatal Care

STATUS: Active, this is in review for permanent placement in policy. See pg. 39 of bulletin #237

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telehealth for Physiologic Monitoring Services

STATUS: Permanent, per pg. 5 Special Bulletin #237

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

STATUS: Varies. Some policies expired and others are permanent. See pg. 29 of bulletin #237

Medicaid: Telehealth Definitions, Eligible Providers, Services and Codes

STATUS: Varies. Some policies expired and others are permanent. See pg. 24 of bulletin #237

Medicaid: Guidance for Perinatal Care Providers

STATUS: Varies. See bulletin #237

Medicaid:  Telehealth Billing Code Summary

STATUS: Expired due to end of NC State of Emergency Executive Order 267

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

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North Dakota

Last updated 08/08/2022

Medicaid: COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active until the end …

Medicaid: COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active until the end of the National PHE.

Medicaid: Using Telebehavioral Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

STATUS: Active until the end of the National PHE.

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Ohio

Last updated 09/07/2022

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.

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

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

Mental Health and Addiction Services: COVID-19 Guidance for the Field Office Based Opioid Treatment

STATUS:  Active, until document updated

Mental Health and Addiction Services: Guidance for Behavioral Health

STATUS:  Review of permanent policies

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Oklahoma

Last updated 09/05/2022

Medicaid: Provider Updates

STATUS: Many policies effective until end of …

Medicaid: Provider Updates

STATUS: Many policies effective until end of federal PHE. Allowance for telehealth in physical therapy has ended per a 2021 message.

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Oregon

Last updated 08/23/2022

Medicaid: Guidance for Public Education Providers

STATUS: Active. State of …

Medicaid: Guidance for Public Education Providers

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

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider Guide

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

Medicaid: Telehealth-Only Providers Permitted During the Federal Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Active, during the Federal PHE

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Covered Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired

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Pennsylvania

Last updated 09/06/2022

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidelines

STATUS: Active, until end of Federal PHE…

Rhode Island

Last updated 07/19/2022

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 08/12/2022

Medicaid: Update on Telehealth Flexibilities Issued During the COVID-19 PHE

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Update to PT, OT, and ST Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Update to Behavioral Health Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Update to Early Intervention Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of federally declared public health emergency unless rescinded or superseded by SCDHHS prior to the end of the emergency.

Medicaid: Additional Telehealth Guidance for Early Intervention Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of federally declared public health emergency unless rescinded or superseded by SCDHHS prior to the end of the emergency.

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Update to ABA Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of federally declared public health emergency unless rescinded or superseded by SCDHHS prior to the end of the emergency.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Update to Temporary Telehealth Coverage Changes for FQHCs and RHCs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Associate-level Provider Coverage

STATUS: Active for the duration of the federally declared public health emergency unless rescinded or superseded by SCDHHS prior to the end of the emergency.

 

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South Dakota

Last updated 08/19/2022

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: Some policies permanent while others contingent on PHE.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Updates

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: IHS and Tribal Providers

STATUS: Active, during PHE

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Tennessee

Last updated 09/04/2022

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

Previous COVID-19 waivers expired.

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Texas

Last updated 09/07/2022

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Texas Health …

Medicaid: Provider Information

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Behavioral Health Services Providers FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: COVID-19 Extension for multiple Flexibilities

STATUS: Active, various expiration dates.

Medicaid: Permanent FQHC Telehealth Reimbursement

STATUS: Effective February 28, 2021

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Utah

Last updated 08/23/2022

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidance

STATUS: Expired, due to end of State …

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidance

STATUS: Expired, due to end of State of Emergency June 1, 2021.

Medicaid: Distance Education and LEA Guidance

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: COVID-19 EMERGENCY Guidance: Temporary Adjustments to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services Policy

STATUS: Active.

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Virginia

Last updated 08/31/2022

Washington

Last updated 08/26/2022

Medicaid: Telehealth Guidance for Apple Health Clients – Available in 36 languages

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Effective August 1, 2022

STATUS: Effective July 22, 2022

STATUS: Effective August 1, 2022

Medicaid: Home Health FAQ

STATUS: Effective July 1, 2021

STATUS: Effective July 22, 2022

Medicaid: Apple Health (Medicaid) dental emergency coverage related to COVID-19 pandemic

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Effective July 22, 2022

Medicaid: Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities

STATUS: Effective January 1, 2022

Medicaid: Family Planning

STATUS: Effective February 1, 2022

 

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West Virginia

Last updated 08/31/2022

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: Active

Medicaid: Teledentistry

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Educational Handout

STATUS: Active

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Wisconsin

Last updated 09/02/2022

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 Oct. 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 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

Medicaid:  Dental Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until Medicaid: Additional Services Update expires

Medicaid: Durable Medical Equipment and Disposable Medical Supplies Face-to-Face Requirements

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid:  Tribal and Non-Tribal Federally Qualified Health Centers Billing Guidance

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: FAQs about Telehealth Policy Changes

STATUS: Active

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.

PERMANENT TELEDENTISTRY POLICY

*ForwardHealth will transition to permanent telehealth coverage policy and billing guidelines for synchronous (two-way, real-time, interactive communications) telehealth services effective on the first day of the first month after the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic expires.

This telehealth coverage policy will include coverage for synchronous teledentistry services. Asynchronous teledentistry policy is still in development and will be published in a future ForwardHealth Update. Temporary public health emergency allowances, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 flexibilities, will continue through the end of the federal health public emergency unless providers are notified otherwise in writing prior to that time.

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Wyoming

Last updated 07/13/2022

Medicaid:  FQHC/RHC Tribal Facilities

STATUS: May have expired. Not listed …

Medicaid:  FQHC/RHC Tribal Facilities

STATUS: May have expired. Not listed in 2022 bulletins, but no definitive expiration date was given.

Medicaid:  Home Health COVID-19

STATUS: According to the document titled Home Health & DME Prior Authorization Requirement Reinstatement – Corrected, WY Medicaid is still allowing telehealth services for home health care for state plan only Medicaid home health providers, not waiver providers at this time.

Medicaid:  BH Peer Specialist via Telehealth

STATUS: May have expired. Not listed in 2022 bulletins, but no definitive expiration date was given.

Medicaid:  BH Group Therapy via Telehealth

STATUS: May have expired. Not listed in 2022 bulletins, but no definitive expiration date was given.

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