Engrossed House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Telemedicine matters. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to reimburse a Medicaid provider for telemedicine services who meets certain requirements. Prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services. Requires reimbursement for telemedicine services under the healthy Indiana plan. Adds certain providers to the definition of "provider" for purposes of telemedicine services. Gives a telemedicine services provider discretion in contacting the patient's primary care provider if the telemedicine services provider has provided care to the patient at least two consecutive times through the use of telemedicine services. Removes a limitation Telemedicine matters. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to reimburse a Medicaid provider for telemedicine services who meets certain requirements. Prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services. Requires reimbursement for telemedicine services under the healthy Indiana plan. Adds certain providers to the definition of "provider" for purposes of telemedicine services. Gives a telemedicine services provider discretion in contacting the patient's primary care provider if the telemedicine services provider has provided care to the patient at least two consecutive times through the use of telemedicine services. Removes a limitation on prescribing controlled substances through the use of telemedicine except for the prescribing of opioids. Allows the use of a partial agonist to treat or manage an opioid dependence. ... View more