As of April 2015, 24 states had enacted telehealth parity reimbursement laws for private insurance. However, only 16 of these states, plus the District of Columbia, authorize state-wide coverage without any restrictions on provider organizations or the type of telehealth technologies eligible for parity reimbursement. The remaining 27 states have either no parity reimbursement law in place or a telehealth reimbursement law that imposes barriers to parity reimbursement. Barriers can include requirements for an in-person examination during an office visit to establish a physician-patient relationship, patient consent requirements, distance requirements, eligible telemedicine sites, or coverage of only . . .
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