School-Based Telehealth Now Reimbursed Under State Law
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Section: TPCA & Beyond, June/July 2017

Public Chapter 130 of 2017 adds healthcare services provided to a patient at a public elementary or secondary school to the current definition of telehealth services for which health insurance entities are required to reimburse in a manner that is consistent with reimbursement for in-person encounters. Previously, schools were not listed as qualified sites for telehealth reimbursement unless the school had a school-based clinic. The law now requires reimbursement for services provided via telehealth at schools if the public elementary or secondary school is staffed by a healthcare service provider (defined as an individual acting within the scope of a valid license) and equipped to engage in such services.

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