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2 states expanded telehealth reimbursement this year, but Medicaid policies are still inconsistent

FierceHealthcare, November 7, 2017

State Medicaid programs are making incremental progress when it comes to telehealth reimbursement, but there are still broad discrepancies among state policies, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).

A biannual update to CCHP’s report on state telehealth laws and reimbursement policies indicates that two states—Maryland and Oklahoma—have implemented new reimbursement policies for store-and-forward telehealth since the organization’s last update in April. Oklahoma also added new payment policies for remote patient monitoring, but CCHP removed Hawaii and Kentucky from that list because there was no indication those states had implemented laws that included reimbursement for remote patient monitoring.

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