Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Telemedicine matters. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to reimburse a Medicaid provider, determined by the office to be eligible, for covered telemedicine services. Prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services. Adds podiatrist to the definition of "prescriber" for purposes of telemedicine services. Requires a telemedicine services prescriber to contact the patient's primary care provider if the telemedicine services prescriber has provided care to the patient at least two consecutive times through the use of telemedicine services. Removes a limitation on prescribing controlled substances except for opioids through Telemedicine matters. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to reimburse a Medicaid provider, determined by the office to be eligible, for covered telemedicine services. Prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services. Adds podiatrist to the definition of "prescriber" for purposes of telemedicine services. Requires a telemedicine services prescriber to contact the patient's primary care provider if the telemedicine services prescriber has provided care to the patient at least two consecutive times through the use of telemedicine services. Removes a limitation on prescribing controlled substances except for opioids through the use of telemedicine if: (1) the prescriber maintains a controlled substance registration; (2) the prescriber meets federal requirements concerning the prescribing of the controlled substance; (3) the patient has been examined in person by a licensed Indiana health care provider that has established a treatment plan to assist the prescriber in the diagnosis of the patient; (4) the prescriber has reviewed and approved the treatment plan and is prescribing for the patient pursuant to the treatment plan; and (5) the prescriber complies with the requirements of the INSPECT program. Allows for the prescribing of an opioid using telemedicine services if the opioid being prescribed is a partial agonist being prescribed to treat or manage an opioid dependence. ... View more