Tagged: Telemedicine

VisuWell Enables WakeMed Virtual Referral Initiative

VisuWell recently partnered with the WakeMed Health System and the Network for Advancing Behavioral Health (NABH).  As part of this partnership, VisuWell will bridge WakeMed’s emergency departments and the NABH to reduce avoidable bed days, and optimize patient access to improve their behavioral health integration program.

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Ohio August 2019 Fact Sheet

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.

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New Hampshire August 2019 Fact Sheet

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.

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Maine June 2019 Fact Sheet

Governor Janet Mills signed LD1263 into law, officially establishing telehealth parity by private payors after various efforts were vetoed in 2017.  The law, effective January 1, 2020, institutes significant changes for state telemedicine policy by private payors, with no changes to Medicaid.

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South Dakota June 2019 Fact Sheet

South Dakota state legislature passed revisions to SB136 to update the state code surrounding payment and coverage for telemedicine services for private payors.  Updated statutes go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Home Is Where the Site Is

The originating site is the patient’s location during a telemedicine session and is commonly referred to as the remote site.

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Top Ten (+1) Telemedicine Reimbursement Questions

At VisuWell, we have telemedicine reimbursement guides and in-depth information categorized by specialty. Our Top Ten (+1) Telemedicine Reimbursement Questions will help you navigate the complex reimbursement terrain.

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Arizona SB1089 Fact Sheet

Arizona State legislature passed SB1089, to expand insurance coverage for telehealth services, including Medicaid, and increase accessibility across the state of Arizona without penalty.  Updates to Arizona’s revised statutes will go into effect December 31, 2020.

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New Mexico SB354 Fact Sheet

New Mexico enacted its initial telehealth coverage law in 2013 but restrictive language limited telemedicine adoption.  New Mexico recently passed SB354, “Health Coverage for Telemedicine” amends New Mexico’s current telehealth commercial insurance coverage laws to implement complete parity.

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Kentucky Telehealth Act – SB112 Fact Sheet

Kentucky recently created and passed new sections to their SB112 for telehealth, effective July 1, 2019, widening the scope of payment parity, eliminating adoption barriers, and allows the home to be an originating site.

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