COVID-19

Service Expansion

Medicaid programs often limit the types of services that are eligible to be delivered via telehealth.  During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), expanding the types of services covered when delivered via telehealth was common, to include additional therapy services, behavioral health services and others.  Some states allow any service covered in-person to be covered via telehealth. These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Federal

Last updated 09/27/2021

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

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

HR 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

STATUS: Enacted

HR 796/HR 898: Coverage for COVID-19 Treatment

STATUS: Introduced

HR 596: Nursing facility telehealth services during PHE

STATUS: Introduced

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Alabama

Last updated 09/23/2021

Medicaid: Origination Site Facility Fee for Outpatient Clinic Services

STATUS: Listed as expiring Aug. 31, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Facility Fee

STATUS: Extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Telemedicine for Prenatal Visits

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Temporary Physical Therapy Services

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Speech Language and Occupational Therapy Providers

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Telephonic Postpartum Visits

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Temporary Telemedicine Extension for Optometrists

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Telemedicine Coverage Extension

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 16, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Tip Sheet – Guidance to Rehab Option Service Providers

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Tip Sheet – Guidance to Behavioral Health Provider

STATUS: Listed as expiring April 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid: Extension of Telemedicine Procedure Codes

STATUS: Listed as expiring May 30, 2020, however extended by Medicaid until Oct. 31, 2021.

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Alaska

Last updated 10/13/2021

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: Telehealth Fee Schedule

STATUS: Active, until national PHE ends

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Policy Clarification Telehealth Coverage

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Office Consultations via Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Temporary Expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active until end of PHE from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary

Alaska Remittance Advice Message: Medicaid Telehealth Coverage

STATUS: Active

Division of Behavioral Health:  Telemedicine Emergency Response Policy Guidance

STATUS: Active, until providers notified

Medicaid: Temporary Coverage of Telehealth for Vision Services

STATUS: Active until November 1, 2021,  see Phase Out Notice.

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 until further instructed by the Governor or Alaska Legislature

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 09/15/2021

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

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on the Expansion of Telemedicine

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

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

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

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Arkansas

Last updated 10/05/2021

Department of Human Services:  Telemedicine COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Active, …

Department of Human Services:  Telemedicine COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Active, until Dec. 31, 2021

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services: COVID-19 Response Manual

STATUS: Active until Dec. 31, 2021

HB 1176: Ensures that reimbursement in the Medicaid program for certain behavioral and mental health services provided via telemedicine continues after the PHE.

STATUS: Enacted.

Medicaid: Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid: Telemedicine requirements for Behavioral Health Providers

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid: Behavioral Health FAQ’s

STATUS: Varies.  Some answers based on Executive Orders have expired.  Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid: Telemedicine to Provide Marital/Family Behavioral Health Counseling Services

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid:  Telemedicine to Provide Mental Health Diagnosis

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid:  Behavioral Health Well-Check Services

STATUS: Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21.

Medicaid: POS for Telemedicine Delivery of Substance Abuse Assessments

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Requirements for Nurse Practitioners

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid:  Telemedicine for Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

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

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid: Telemedicine for Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid: Telemedicine for Crisis Intervention

STATUS:  Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21. Some policies continue in Telemedicine COVID-19 response manual.

Medicaid:  Telemedicine for FQHCs and RHCs

STATUS: Expired, last PHE declaration ended on 9/29/21.

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California

Last updated 08/28/2021

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

STATUS: Active, expiration varies depending on policy

Medicaid: All Plan Letter 20-004 – Emergency Guidance for Managed Care Plans (revised)

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: 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:  COVID-19 Screening and Testing

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid:  Telehealth and Virtual Communication

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Narcotic Treatment Program

STATUS: Active, expiration varies depending on policy

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Information Notice 20-055

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1135 Waiver: Medi-Cal 2020

STATUS: Active, through  end of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Multiple Section Flexibilities

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K HCBS Waiver

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Amendment to 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers and Assisted Living Waivers

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after end of federal PHE

Department of Managed Health Care: Reimbursement for Telehealth Services (APL 20-009)

STATUS: Active

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

Department of Aging: Guidance for Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) In Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Active

AB 32: Telehealth Access

Status: Pending

STATUS: Enacted

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Colorado

Last updated 08/16/2021

Medicaid:  Behavioral Health Services Fact Sheet

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telemedicine

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: Wheelchair Assessments via Telemedicine

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

Medicaid:  Audio Only Behavioral Health Telephonic Services

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

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine Guidance for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Telemedicine Coverage for Home Health/Access Agencies

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Emergency Temporary Telehealth Coverage for Specified Dental Services

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Clarifying Guidance for Speech and Language Pathology Telemedicine Services (clarifies allowed services for SLP)

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Therapy Services Rendered at Rehabilitation Clinics

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Provider Bulletin on Synchronized Telemedicine for Behavioral Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Provider Bulletin on Telemedicine Coverage for Home Health and Hospice

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Telemedicine for Specified Home Health Services

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid: Provider Bulletin on Additional Changes to Synchronous Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Provider Bulletin on Telemedicine for Autism Spectrum Disorder

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage

STATUS: Active, until temporary effective period is over

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Active

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:  POS Telehealth and Codes

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.

Office of the Governor: Declaration of Public Health Emergency

STATUS: Expires July 13, 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 08/19/2021

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guide

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during …

Medicaid: Telemedicine Guide

STATUS: Varies, some sections only active during DC PHE.

Medicaid: Temporary Enhanced Reimbursement Rates for Adult Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Reimbursable Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: Billing for Teledentistry Encounters

STATUS: Active, expires at end of DC PHE.

1135 Medicaid Waiver: Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD Waiver); Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD Waiver)

STATUS: Expired March 10, 2021

Medicaid: Coding for Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active, expires at end of DC PHE.

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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:  Telemedicine Guidance for Behavior Analysis Services

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: Billing for Behavior Analysis Services via Telemedicine

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Guidance for Early Intervention

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Medicaid:  Well-Child Visits Provided Via Telemedicine During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

STATUS: Expired at end of FL State of Emergency

Agency for Persons with Disabilities: Emergency Order 20-01

STATUS: Expired at end of FL state of emergency

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Georgia

Last updated 09/30/2021

Medicaid:  02 POS code

STATUS: Active, During Health Emergency

Medicaid: …

Medicaid:  02 POS code

STATUS: Active, During Health 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: Active until end of GA State of Emergency, currently set to expire on Oct. 28, 2021.

Medicaid:  COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Provider Memo on Additional Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active, during PHE period

GA Department of Community Health: OIG FAQs regarding COVID-19

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

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Hawaii

Last updated 09/28/2021

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

STATUS: Active, during PHE period

Medicaid: Memo on Telehealth Guidance With Procedure Codes

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Memo on Telehealth Guidance FAQs for FQHCs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Memo on Telehealth Payment Guidance for FQHCs

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid Memo: QI-2038: Telehealth and Telephonic E&M

STATUS: Active until end of PHE

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

STATUS: Active until end of PHE

Medicaid Memo QI-2020: Coverage of Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder via Telehealth

STATUS: Active until end of PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Home and Community Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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

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

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K –Home and Community Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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

Medicaid: Memo QI-2123 – Health Coordination Visits – Covid-19 Pandemic Action Plan for QI Health Plans – Part VII

STATUS: active until Oct. 1, 2021, when the policy will be revisited again.

Medicaid: Memo QI-2105 – Community Integration Services (Cis) Implementation Guidelines: Overview, Member Eligibility, Service Delivery, Coordination, & Reimbursement

STATUS: Active

 

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Idaho

Last updated 10/04/2021

Medicaid:  Provider Information Regarding Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of …

Indiana

Last updated 08/19/2021

Medicaid: Continuation of Flexibilities through PHE

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Continuation of Flexibilities through PHE

STATUS: Active, until end of the PHE

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy Update certain policies revised by July 1, 2021 Bulletin

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid:  Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Medicaid: Updated Telemedicine FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

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.

Medicaid: Facility Fees and revised on Sept. 24, 2020

STATUS: Active, until end of IN PHE

Medicaid:  COVID-19 Telemedicine Billing Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of IN PHE

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Revised  Billing Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of IN PHE

Medicaid: Telemedicine Services Codes

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on Medicaid Telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until end of PHE

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

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the end of the Federal PHE

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: Expired February 28, 2021; extended by Addendum

Medicaid 1925(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension- Family Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the end of the Federal PHE

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: Expired February 28, 2021; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after the end of the Federal PHE

 

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Iowa

Last updated 10/11/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 Provider FAQs- Telehealth

STATUS: Active, through 60 days …

Kansas

Last updated 08/30/2021

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:  Telemedicine Billing Guidelines During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Allowance of T2011 for Tele-Video

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Medicaid:  Expansion with Select Telemedicine Allowed Codes/Home Setting

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 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:  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:  Revisions to April 2020 NCCI PTP and MUE Files – Telemedicine and COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  I/DD Telemedicine Services During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

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 09/14/2021

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

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: Emergency Rule Establishing a Glossary of Telehealth Terminology

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Enhanced HANDS Services

STATUS: Expired

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; see Addendum below

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K- Acquired Brain Injury/ Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care/Supports for Community Living/Michelle P Waiver/Home and Community Based Waiver/Model II Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum extends waiver six months after end of federal PHE

Cabinet for Health and Family Services: Early Intervention Services

STATUS: Effective starting Mar. 5, 2021 and lasts 270 days

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Louisiana

Last updated 08/24/2021

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: 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: Emergency Rule on Medicaid Waiver Programs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency

Bureau of Health Services Financing: Programs and Services Amendments – Hospice in-person visit

STATUS: Active, during COVID-19 emergency

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Maine

Last updated 08/09/2021

Maryland

Last updated 08/30/2021

Medicaid: Guidance on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends …

Medicaid: Guidance on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid:  Letter to Behavioral Health Community (Telehealth)

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: FAQs for Behavioral Health Administration Partners

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Guidance regarding Telehealth Expansion Regulations

STATUS: Active (Temporarily extended by legislation unless implemented by regulation)

Medicaid: Follow-up Guidance on Temporary Telehealth Services

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

STATUS: Active (Temporarily extended by legislation unless implemented by regulation)

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: General Health Care Services

STATUS: Active (Temporarily extended by legislation unless implemented by regulation)

Medicaid: Telehealth Program Guidance-OT/PT/Speech and EPSDT Providers

STATUS: Permanent

Medicaid: Temporary Expansion of Remote Patient Monitoring Services

STATUS: Unclear unless implemented by regulation

Medicaid: Behavioral Health COVID FAQs

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: MD Medicaid Telehealth Dentistry Guidance

STATUS: Unclear unless implemented by regulation

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

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

Medicaid: DDA Waiver Programs Telehealth and Telephonic Guidance

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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

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

Medicaid: Well Child Visit

STATUS: Unclear unless implemented by regulation

Department of Health: Amended Directive and Order Regarding Nursing Home Matters

STATUS: Varies, legislation temporarily extends some flexibilities

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 08/31/2021

Medicaid:  MassHealth Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, expires 90 days after …

Medicaid:  MassHealth Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, expires 90 days after the Massachusetts Public Health Emergency ends

Medicaid: Additional Telehealth Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired with end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: MassHealth Coverage and Reimbursement Update

STATUS: Active, describes flexibilities that will remain after end of MA State of Emergency.

Medicaid: MassHealth Coverage and Reimbursement Policy

STATUS: Expired with end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Mental Health Transformation Payments

STATUS: Expired with end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Billing for Covered Services Delivered via Telehealth

STATUS: Active, until end of MA State of Emergency

Medicaid: Primary Care Visits via Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Managed Care Requirements during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, expires 90 days after the Massachusetts Public Health Emergency ends

Medicaid: Comprehensive Needs Assessment Conducted Through Telehealth for Community Case Management Members

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 February 28, 2021 (extension consistent with Appendix K)

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

STATUS: Expired with end of MA State of Emergency

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

STATUS: Active

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: 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 though 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

Administrative Bulletin 20-76: Health Safety Net Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

STATUS: Expired with end of MA State of Emergency

Administrative Bulletin 21-15: Health Safety Net Service and Reimbursement Policy Flexibilities Related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

STATUS: Active, until Sept. 15, 2021

Emergency Rule: COVID-19 payment rates for certain community health care providers

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Policy for Adult Foster Care and Group Adult Foster Care Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Guidance for Adult Day Care Health Providers

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Day Habilitation Providers

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Updated MassHealth Telehealth, DME and Home Health Policies

STATUS: Expired

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Michigan

Last updated 09/02/2021

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Active, until incorporated into manual.…

Medicaid:  General Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Active, until incorporated into manual.

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 Policy Changes, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

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

Medicaid: Telemedicine Policy Rate Change

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

Medicaid: Telemedicine Policy Change for Audiology

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 – 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 six months after the expiration of the PHE

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Minnesota

Last updated 09/14/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Temporary Coverage of

Medicaid: COVID-19 and Telemedicine

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active

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: 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

SF 3: Telemedicine Services coverage date extension

STATUS: Laid on the table

HF 33 (2021 Session): Extends Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Waivers

STATUS: Enacted (Audio-only allowance expires June 30, 2023)

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Mississippi

Last updated 08/09/2021

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, through end of MS …

Medicaid: Emergency Telehealth Policy

STATUS: Active, through end of MS State of 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: State Plan Amendment Telehealth Emergency Waivers

STATUS: Active, until termination at the discretion of Medicaid

Medicaid:  Regulation on Telehealth Services during emergencies

STATUS: Permanent

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Missouri

Last updated 08/04/2021

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 – 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 09/07/2021

Medicaid: Dental Telemedicine Notice

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary

Medicaid: Dental Telemedicine Notice

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Expiration varies, some permanent, and others may have been extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

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

STATUS: Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

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

STATUS: Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid: Suspension of face-to-face requirement

STATUS:  Expired, but extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955. Temporary rule effective for 120 days after July 2, 2021.

 

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Nebraska

Last updated 08/02/2021

Medicaid: Annual Physical Requirements

STATUS: May have expired due to …

Medicaid: Annual Physical Requirements

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

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:  Telehealth Behavioral Health Services

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

Medicaid: Telehealth for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

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: 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: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Telehealth Claims

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Update to Telehealth Services for ABA

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Update to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 pandemic

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Update to Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Update to Telehealth Memo

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 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: Telehealth Informational COVID-19 Bulletin (March)

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

Medicaid: Telehealth Billing Clarification for Annual and Well Child Visits

STATUS: Expired.

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

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 State of Emergency ended. Federal PHE continues. Unclear if these policies still active.

Medicaid:  Temporary Adjustment to Allow Telehealth for Partial Care and Hospitalizations Services

STATUS: Active, during COVID-19 emergency period. May have expired since NJ public health emergency ended (PHE). However, NJ state of emergency and federal PHE continues. Unclear which this is tied to.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services:  Telehealth for Screening Services

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE. May have expired since NJ public health emergency ended (PHE). However, NJ state of emergency and federal PHE continues. Unclear which this is tied to.

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.

S 2233: Medicaid COVID testing

STATUS: Pending

AB 3843: Health Carrier and Medicaid Coverage

STATUS: Enacted

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New Mexico

Last updated 07/19/2021

Medicaid & Private Payer: Temporary Telehealth Expansion

STATUS: Active, until …

Medicaid & Private Payer: Temporary Telehealth Expansion

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 PHE

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

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Centennial Care 1115 Demonstration

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021

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: Telehealth Modifier Use

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 – 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 Nursing Facility Care

STATUS: Active, until end …

Medicaid: Bulletin on Nursing Facility Care

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

Medicaid: Bulletin on Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Counseling

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

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 Maternal Support

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 ESRD Services

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 Outpatient Respiratory Therapy

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

Medicaid: Bulletin on Telehealth for Well Child Visits

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 Telehealth for Health and Behavior Intervention Visits by Local Health Departments

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

Medicaid: Bulletin on Suspending copays

STATUS: Active, until end of calendar quarter of the federal PHE

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 Physiologic Monitoring Services

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

Medicaid:  Bulletin on Telehealth for Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

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:  Bulletin on Telehealth for Enhanced Behavioral 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

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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.

Medicaid: Teledentistry – COVID-19 Temporary Policy

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.

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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: Telehealth Billing Guidelines

STATUS:  Includes permanent policies but also covered services during COVID-19 State of Emergency.  OH State of Emergency ended on June 18.

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

Medicaid:  Codes Reimbursed

STATUS:  Expired.

Dept. Of Mental Health & Addiction:  Emergency Rule Interactive Videoconferencing

STATUS:  Expired. Permanent regulation adopted.

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.

Mental Health and Addiction Services: COVID-19 and Opioid Treatment Telehealth

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 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: Expanded telehealth and telephonic services

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

Medicaid: Telehealth at an FQHC or RHC

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

Executive Order: Telemedicine Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired.

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Oregon

Last updated 06/30/2021

Medicaid: Definition of Encounter for COVID-19

STATUS: Permanent

State Plan …

Medicaid: Definition of Encounter for COVID-19

STATUS: Permanent

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: PASRR Level II Evaluations for nursing facilities

STATUS: Permanent

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: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

STATUS: See above COVID-19 Provider Guide for current policy.

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Telemedicine Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Newborn Nurse Home Visiting Services Provided by Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Updates to the Prioritized List of Covered Health Services

STATUS: Expired

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 10/18/2021

Medicaid:  School-Based ACCESS Program COVID-19

STATUS: Active, during the 2020-2021 …

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

Office of Health Insurance Commissioner:  FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of RI State of Emergency

Office of the Governor: Executive Order 20-06: Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services/Insurance Coverage of Telemedicine

STATUS: Active until June 18, 2021 (see EO 21-56)

Department of Health: Online Prescribing of EpiPens

STATUS: Active

Executive Office of Health & Human Services: Managed Care Telemedicine Coverage for Adults and Elders with Disabilities

STATUS: Expired

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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: Baby Net Telehealth Evaluations

STATUS: ACTIVE

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: 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 09/09/2021

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: Some policies permanent while others contingent on PHE.

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telemedicine Updates

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Telehealth Flexibilities Align with Medicare

STATUS: Active, during PHE

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

STATUS: Extended by EO 2021-01.

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 – Assistive Daily Living Services

STATUS: Active, Addendum 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

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

STATUS: Active, Addendum expires 6 months after  end of PHE

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Texas

Last updated 09/23/2021

Medicaid: Medicaid Hospice Providers

STATUS: Active, Expires November 9, 2021…

Medicaid: Medicaid Hospice Providers

STATUS: Active, Expires November 9, 2021

Medicaid: CLASS Professional and Specialized Therapies

STATUS: Expires Sept. 30, 2021

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: Flexibilities Extended for Claims for Telemedicine and Telehealth Services for HTW Plus

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: SHARES Provided through Telemedicine or Telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone Early Childhood Intervention Specialized Skills Training

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone Nutritional Counseling Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Health Steps Checkups

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Targeted Case Management

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone for Behavioral Health Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Telephone for Medical Services

STATUS: Expired

Health and Human Services Commission: ESRD visits via Telehealth

STATUS: Expired February 9, 2021

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 – Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)

STATUS: Active, expires at end of PHE. See Addendum

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

STATUS: Addendum, Active until end of PHE

Medicaid: Permanent FQHC Telehealth Reimbursement

STATUS: Effective February 28, 2021

Medicaid: Extension of Emergency Rule on Telebehavioral Health Flexibilities

STATUS: Expired May 18, 2021

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Medicaid Hospice Program

STATUS: Expired

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

STATUS: Active

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Utah

Last updated 06/09/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth FAQs for COVID-19 or access via PDF.…

Medicaid: Telehealth FAQs for COVID-19 or access via PDF.

STATUS: Active, until the end of the month in which the UT state of emergency ends

Medicaid: Teledentistry Guidance

STATUS: Active, until the end of the month in which the UT state of emergency ends

Medicaid: Distance Education and LEA Guidance

STATUS: Active, until the end of the month in which the UT state of emergency ends

Medicaid:  Applied Behavior Analysis Services Temporary Policy

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Emergency Rule related to teledentistry and synchronous telehealth

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Combined Utah Community Supports Waiver; Aging Waiver; Acquired Brain Injury Waiver; Physical Disabilities Waiver; New Choices Waiver; Medically Complex Children’s Waiver; Technology Dependent Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months following conclusion of the PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Combined Addendum Utah Community Supports Waiver; Aging Waiver; Acquired Brain Injury Waiver; Physical Disabilities Waiver; New Choices Waiver; Medically Complex Children’s Waiver; Technology Dependent Waiver Community Transitions Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months following conclusion of the PHE.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Combined Addendum Utah Community Supports Waiver; Aging Waiver; Acquired Brain Injury Waiver; Physical Disabilities Waiver; New Choices Waiver; Medically Complex Children’s Waiver; Technology Dependent Waiver Community Transitions Waiver

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

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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

Senate Bill 117: Waiver of Certain Telehealth Requirements for a Certain Time

STATUS: Enacted, Temporary section on telehealth expires Mar. 31, 2022

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Virginia

Last updated 09/20/2021

Medicaid: Continuing COVID flexibilities based on federal authority

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Policies remaining in effect

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Policies expired prior to June 30, 2021

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: Emergency Waivers Policies ending June 30, 2021

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Policies expiring June 30, 2021 with a 60-day grace period

STATUS: Expired

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

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: MCO Flexibilities Continuation

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: Provider Flexibilities Continuation

STATUS:  Expired

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

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid: New Administrative Provider Flexibilities (5/15)

STATUS:  Expired

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: 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 09/08/2021

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

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Coverage Brief

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Telemedicine Coverage Brief

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: FAQ for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: FAQ for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Long Term Care Facilities/SNF

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021.

Medicaid: Long Term Care Facilities/SNF

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Clinical Policy and Billing FAQ

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Clinical Policy and Billing FAQ

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Applied Behavior Analysis  FAQ

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Applied Behavior Analysis FAQ

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: Home Health FAQ

STATUS: Expired June 30, 2021

Medicaid: Home Health FAQ

STATUS: Active July 1, 2021

Medicaid: School-Based Health Services FAQs

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Family Planning Only Program

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on face-to-face requirement

STATUS: Expired

Department of Social and Health Services: Developmental Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires 120 days from Feb. 25, 2021

Medicaid: Sex Offenders Access of Telehealth

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Emergency Rule on Alien Emergency Medical Program (AEM)

STATUS: Expired

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: COPES Waiver, Residential Support Waiver, New Freedom Waiver

STATUS: Active, extends previously approved Appendix K waivers above

Medicaid 1135 Waiver: Telehealth Summary

STATUS: Active

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West Virginia

Last updated 09/10/2021

Medicaid: Psychological Testing and Evaluation Services

STATUS: Active, until the …

Medicaid: Psychological Testing and Evaluation Services

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

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: Revised, see above source

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

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Wisconsin

Last updated 09/06/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion and Related Resources

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Interprofessional Consultations and Remote Physiologic Monitoring

STATUS: Active, until additional guidance from Forward Health

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 policies listed below starting Jan. 1, 2022.

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

STATUS: Active, to facilitate the transition from temporary to permanent telehealth  coverage policy, between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Permanent policy active Jan. 1, 2022.

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:  Temporary Changes to Clinical Policy and Prior Authorization

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid:  Dental Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active, until Medicaid: Additional Services Update expires

Medicaid: Therapy Provided as Part of the Birth to 3 Program

STATUS: Active, until further notice

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 09/03/2021

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:  BH Group Therapy via Telehealth

STATUS; Active

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

STATUS; Expired February 28, 2021

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COVID-19

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