A bipartisan package of bills was reported by the House Ways and Means Committee this week making changes to telemedicine in the state. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care providers must be done in real time. These reforms would change the law to allow patient data in the form of video and images to be stored and forwarded to providers. Additionally, it would allow Medicaid to pay for telemedicine visits when a patient is at home or school, instead of the current requirement that a patient go to a specific health facility and would also allow remote patient monitoring to be covered by Medicaid. The bills have been sent to the House floor for consideration.
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