Telemedicine services; payment and coverage of services. (SB1221)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)

Progress

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

Description

Telemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload. The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services. This bill is identical to HB 1970. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101469D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19105327D-S1
01/24/2019Incorporates SB1124 (Favola)
01/24/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1221S1)
01/29/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105327D-S1
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1221S1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1221ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1221ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 219 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)

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