Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services. (HB1182)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services.  Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of telemedicine services when the services are appropriately provided through such means. "Telemedicine services" means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications technology by a health care provider to deliver health care services at a site other than the site where the patient is located, including the use of electronic media for consultation relating to the health care diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2010Committee
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100134D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB1182)
02/16/2010Left in Commerce and Labor

Comments

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Health & Human Services, Technology - Telemedicine