Relates to full application of telemedicine coverage.
Pending Legislation and Regulation
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Advances and expands access to telemedicine services.
The Department of Health and Human Services is directed to explore opportunities to provide additional telehealth services, including care coordination services, provided by both licensed medical personnel and non-licensed personnel.
This bill does the following. 1. It provides immunity from liability to health care practitioners who voluntarily provide health care services through telehealth in the same manner as immunity is provided to health care practitioners who voluntarily provide health care services in person. 2. It requires insurers to provide professional liability insurance for health care services provided through telehealth services in the same manner as the coverage is provided through face-to-face contact.
This bill requires that services under MaineCare that are provided through telehealth be reimbursed at the same rates as those services that are not provided through telehealth. The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rule relating to MaineCare coverage for services delivered through telehealth.
Repeals and replaces rule that establishes medical licensure requirements. Establishes the Interstate Telemedicine Consultation Registration, and places limits on physicians under this registration. It also provides a definition for telemedicine.
Creates interstate medical licensure compact.
Modifies licensing process to incorporate interstate medical licensure compact.
Defines a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship for the purposes of prescribing controlled substances as allowing for a telehealth visit.
Requires health insurance coverage for telemedicine services.