On November 25, 2019, Governor Tony Evers signed SB380 into law, defining telehealth and expanding telemedicine parity to Medicaid participants. The bill provides telehealth coverage to equal services provided in-person.
On October 11, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-744 into law requiring telemedicine coverage and payment parity by commercial health groups throughout California.
The Operating Budget in its entirety is effective January 1, 2020; however, “Telemedicine Services” (R.C. 3902.30, 4723.94, and 4731.2910) is effective starting January 1, 2021, for private insurers.
Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill into law allowing primary care physicians and pediatricians to bill Medicaid and private insurers for telemedicine services. The revision of SB258, fully effective on January 1, 2020, also extends coverage to asynchronous telemedicine services.