Telemedicine; coverage of telehealth services by an insurer, etc. (HB1987)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Telemedicine. Clarifies that nothing shall preclude coverage of telehealth services by an 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; a corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts; or a health maintenance organization providing a health care plan for health care services. The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to provide for payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patients, and provides for the establishment of a practitioner-patient relationship via telemedicine for the prescribing of Schedule II through VI controlled substances. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Committee
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102502D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health

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