New Arizona Law Requires Insurers to Cover Telemedicine Services

The Telemedicine Reimbursement Parity Act has been signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, according to a Phoenix Business Journal report.

The new law defines telemedicine services as delivery of healthcare, diagnosis or consultation through interactive audio, video or data communications that occur in the physical presence of the patient.  

The legislation will require an insurer to cover services provided through telemedicine programs if the insurer covers the same services in an in-person setting.

The legislation will go into effect in 2015, according to the report.

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