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State Medicaid Programs Are Seeing the Value of Telehealth at Home

mHealth Intelligence, May 15, 2018

State lawmakers are coming around to the concept of allowing Medicaid members to access telehealth and telemedicine services from their own homes.

In its spring 2018 update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, the Center for Connected Health Policy reports that 10 states have amended their telehealth policies since August 2016 to specifically make the patient’s home an originating site for Medicaid-accepted telehealth and telemedicine programs. Those states are Delaware, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

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