31 States force Private Insurance to reimburse for telehealth
Over 30 States + DC have laws requiring Private Insurance to reimburse for services provided by Telehealth.
- California (see Anthem 2015 reimbursement guide here) (See Optum UBH rules here)
- Colorado (see 2015 Law)
- Texas (see 1997 law)
- Virginia (see 2010 Law)
- New Hampshire
- Maryland (see May, 2012 Law)
- Michigan (see July, 2012 Law)
- Missouri (see July, 2013 article) (see July, 2013 Law)
- Arizona (see 2013 Law)
- Mississippi (see 2013 Law)
- Montana (see 2013 Law)
- New Mexico (see 2013 Law)
- Vermont (see 2012 Law)
- District of Columbia (see 2013 Law)
- Tennessee (see 2014 Law) Effective 10/1/14
- New York (see 2015 Law) Effective 1/1/2015 See Article
- Arkansas (see 2015 Law) See Article Effective 1/1/2016
- Indiana (see 2015 Law) Effective 7/1/2015
- Minnesota (see 2015 Law) Effective 6/2015
- Nevada (see 2015 Law) Effective 6/2015
- Connecticut (see 2015 Law) Effective 1/1/2016
- Washington State (see 2015 Law) effective 7/24/15 See 2016 Law
- Florida passed a 2016 law setting the stage for Parity after an assessment of the telehealth landscape is finished in 2018.
- Alabama State's largest insurance provider agrees to reimburse for telehealth for rural areas. Click Here
- Rhode Island (see 2016 law) effective January 1, 2018
The following states have proposed parity legislation in 2015 which would force private insurance to pay for telehealth.
Click here to see ATA's up-to-date matrix on recent/pending legislation by state.
Outside of these states, it is up to the insurance company whether they reimburse for telemedicine or not.
Some private insurance clients may choose to pay out-of-pocket for the convenience of seeing their Doctor from the comfort of home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:43