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CT Employers, Payers Oppose Fixed Rates for Telehealth Services

mHealth Intelligence, March 20, 2018

A recent hearing to discuss a bill to allow Connecticut physicians to provide telepsychiatry services saw employers and health plans in the state opposing a measure to pay for these telehealth services at the same rate as in-person services.

Introduced earlier this year, the proposed legislation (HB 5299) would allow licensed physicians to prescribe certain medications to treat psychiatric disorders using telehealth, allow for telehealth examinations, and establish implement payment for parity for telehealth services.

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