Telemedicine Toolkit

Medicaid and Telemedicine

Information regarding provider and patient eligibility for telemedicine visits. Including CMS coverage and reimbursement policies as well as state by state regulations and resources.

Medicaid.gov
https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/telemedicine/index.html
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/telehealth-toolkit-providers.pdf

  • Telemedicine: Two-way, real-time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site
    • At a minimum, uses audio and video equipment
  • Each state chooses whether, what and whom to cover
    • State-specific Medicaid websites
    • Regional Telehealth Resource Centers (next page) 
  • SUPPORT ACT (April 2020): “Support Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities”
    • The goal of improving access to additional treatment, promoting telehealth and telemedicine
    • Section 1009(d), May 2020: Report to Congress specifically re: reducing pediatric barriers to treatment of substance abuse disorders 

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