Lights, Camera, Telehealth! Episode 4 Payment: How Does Medicaid Reimburse for Telehealth?

Clare Kelley, Consultant

Lan Nguyen, Consultant

Forty-nine states and Washington D.C. have some form of reimbursement for telehealth within their Medicaid public program; as of 2018, only Massachusetts did not have any written reimbursement polices around telehealth. However, Massachusetts does employ managed care plans in its Medicaid programs and some of those plans could provide telehealth reimbursement. As with Medicare, states have restrictions on reimbursement by type of service, type of provider, and location of patient or originating site. However, these restrictions can differ from state to state.

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