More than 30 States force Private Insurance to reimburse for telehealth PDF Print E-mail

 

Over 30 States + DC have laws requiring Private Insurance to reimburse for services provided by Telehealth.

 

  1. Maine
  2. Oregon 
  3. California  (see Anthem 2015 reimbursement guide here)  (See Optum UBH rules here)
  4. Colorado  (see 2015 Law)
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Kentucky  
  8. Louisiana
  9. Texas (see 1997 law)
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Virginia (see 2010 Law)
  12. New Hampshire
  13. Maryland  (see May, 2012 Law)
  14. Michigan  (see July, 2012 Law)
  15. Missouri   (see July, 2013 article)  (see July, 2013 Law)
  16. Arizona    (see 2013 Law)
  17. Mississippi (see 2013 Law)
  18. Montana   (see 2013 Law)
  19. New Mexico  (see 2013 Law)
  20. Vermont     (see 2012 Law)
  21. District of Columbia (see 2013 Law)
  22. Tennessee (see 2014 Law)  Effective 10/1/14
  23. New York (see 2015 Law)  Effective 1/1/2015  See Article
  24. Arkansas  (see 2015 Law)  See Article  Effective 1/1/2016
  25. Indiana (see 2015 Law) Effective 7/1/2015
  26. Minnesota (see 2015 Law)  Effective 6/2015
  27. Nevada (see 2015 Law)  Effective 6/2015
  28. Connecticut (see 2015 Law) Effective 1/1/2016
  29. Delaware (see 2015 Law) effective 7/1/15 
  30. Washington State (see 2015 Law) effective 7/24/15  See 2016 Law 
  31. Florida passed a 2016 law setting the stage for Parity based on this assessment.
  32. Alabama State's largest insurance provider agrees to reimburse for telehealth for rural areas.  Click Here
  33. Rhode Island (see 2016 law) effective January 1, 2018
  34. Nebraska (see information from Foley Health Care Law)

 

 States with Coverage for Telehealth Services

 

 

The following states have proposed parity legislation in 2015 which would force private insurance to pay for telehealth.

  1. CT
  2. RI
  3. NJ
  4. PA
  5. IN
  6. AR
  7. IA
  8. MN
  9. NV
  10. WA

 

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 Thursday, 02 November 2017 10:48