Telemedicine services; originating site. (HB5046)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

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

Description

Telemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services, regardless of the originating site or whether the patient is accompanied by a health care provider at the time such services are provided. "Originating site" is defined in the bill as any location where the patient is located, including any medical care facility or office of a health care provider, the home of the patient, the patient's place of employment, or any public or private primary or secondary school or postsecondary institution of higher education at which the person to whom services are provided is located. The bill also requires each (i) insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis; (ii) corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts; and (iii) health maintenance organization providing a health care plan for health care services to provide coverage for telemedicine services regardless of the originating site and whether the patient is accompanied by a health care provider at the time such services are provided. Read the Bill »

Status

09/25/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200691D
08/17/2020Committee
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
08/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5046)
08/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Read first time
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Committee amendments agreed to
08/27/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5046E
08/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20200691D-E
08/27/2020Engrossed bill reprinted 20200691D-E
08/28/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5046E)
08/28/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
09/22/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/22/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
09/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
09/25/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (35-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 0-N)

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