All State Medicaid Plans Cover Some Telemedicine Services

News Report | March 19, 2017


In 2017, all state Medicaid programs cover some services delivered via telemedicine technologies. Eleven states offer more comprehensive coverage, with few barriers for telemedicine-provided services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Four states — Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, and Iowa — passed reforms that ensure Medicaid will reimburse physicians for telemedicine services at parity with office visits, with few or no restrictions. Rhode Island has included some coverage of telehealth-provided services in their Medicaid fee schedule. More than half (28) state Medicaid programs do not specify a patient setting as a condition for payment of telemedicine. A majority of states (40) recognize the home . . .

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