50 states of telehealth: 5 things to know about state reimbursement

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The Center for Connected Health Policy released its 50 state scan of telehealth reimbursement laws and Medicaid policies trends report.

Here are five report insights.

1. Forty-eight states and Washington D.C. reimburse for some form of live video in Medicaid fee-for-service models. The two states that do not have written definitive reimbursement policies are Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

2. Twenty-one states reimburse for remote patient monitoring under Medicaid.

3. Six states — Delaware, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming — recently added policies to explicitly allow the home to be an eligible originating site.

4. Nine state boards issue licenses related to telehealth, while three states dropped their telehealth licenses and adopted the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact last year, of which 27 have adopted.

5. Thirty-seven jurisdictions have laws governing private payer reimbursement.

Click here to view the full report.

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