Telehealth coverage policies by state

Telehealth services — a possible cost-effective alternative to traditional, face-to-face consultations with physicians — are covered by some form of Medicaid reimbursements in 43 states and in Washington D.C.

Additionally, 19 states require private insurance plans to cover telehealth services and Arizona will join the list in 2015, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Find out the telehealth reimbursement policy for Medicaid and private insurance plans in your state using the adapted NCSL table below.

State

Medicaid Reimbursement for Telehealth?

Private Insurance Reimbursement
Required for Telehealth?

Alabama

Yes*

No

Alaska

Yes*

No

Arizona

Yes*

Yes*

Arkansas

Yes*

No

California

Yes*

No

Colorado

Yes*

Yes

Connecticut

Yes* 

No

Delaware

Yes*

No

Florida

Yes*

No

Georgia

Yes*

Yes

Hawaii

Yes*

Yes

Idaho

No*

No

Illinois

Yes*

No

Indiana

Yes*

No

Iowa

Yes*

No

Kansas

Yes*

No

Kentucky

Yes*

Yes

Louisiana

Yes*

Yes

Maine

Yes*

Yes

Maryland

Yes 

Yes 

Massachusetts

No

Yes

Michigan

Yes*

Yes

Minnesota

Yes*

No

Mississippi

Yes

Yes

Missouri

Yes*

Yes

Montana

Yes*

Yes

Nebraska

Yes*

No

Nevada

Yes*

No

New Hampshire

No

Yes

New Jersey

No

No

New Mexico

Yes*

Yes

New York

Yes*

No

North Carolina

Yes*

No

North Dakota

Yes*

No

Ohio

No*

No

Oklahoma

Yes*

Yes

Oregon

Yes

Yes

Pennsylvania

Yes*

No

Rhode Island

No

No

South Carolina

Yes*

No

South Dakota

Yes*

No

Tennessee

No*

No

Texas

Yes*

Yes

Utah

Yes*

No

Vermont

Yes*

Yes 

Virginia

Yes*

Yes*

Washington

Yes*

No

West Virginia

Yes*

No

Wisconsin

Yes*

No

Wyoming

Yes*

No

*For additional information on the relevant state telehealth statutes, codes and exceptions, click here.

 

 

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