State Policy Resource Center

State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis

Just released: two critical state telemedicine policy reports which identify gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and in physician practice standards and licensure. These first-of-their-kind reports identify and compare state policies on a report card, assigning each state grades ranging from A-to-F based on telemedicine reimbursement and physician practice standards.  

ATA has captured the complex policy landscape of 50 states with differing telemedicine policies, and translated the data into an easy-to-use format. Each state is graded based on telemedicine reimbursement policies as well as policies outlined by their respective state Medical Board.

Click on the images below to download each report.

 


To better serve members on these issues and others, ATA is now using an online wiki format at www.ATAwiki.org. This makes it easier for members to access and share relevant information. Please help keep the state information current and comprehensive by contributing additions, deletions and edits to ATAwiki.

 

For state-specific information, such as Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, click here.

For a regularly-updated overview of policy considerations in each of the 50 states, please see ATA's State Telemedicine Policy Matrix by clicking on the map below.

Members Only Resource:

The ATA State Telemedicine Legislative & Regulatory Trackers provides live, up-to-the-minute updates pertaining to telemedicine policy. Each listing includes details on a bill or rule, the corresponding sponsor, language, status and scheduled hearings. This is a benefit available to current ATA members exclusively. 


      
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State Telemedicine Policy News

  • Arkansas Lawmakers Pass Telemedicine Payment Bill
    Apr 08, 2015
    Arkansas joins Louisiana as the only states with telemedicine parity laws that cover physician services exclusively. Unlike other parity statutes, the new Arkansas law requires an in-person exam before a live audio-video encounter can take place. The law also includes a provision which goes into effect immediately that creates a separate standard of practice for all Arkansas licensed medical professions.

  • 36 States Introduce 100 Telemedicine Related Bills
    Feb 25, 2015
    It’s only February, but telehealth is clearly a priority to state lawmakers. One hundred telemedicine-related bills have been introduced to define telehealth and telemedicine, redefine licensed provider practice standards, remove artificial barriers or improve coverage and payment options.

  • Is Your State Moving Telemedicine Forward or Backward?
    Feb 03, 2015
    State legislatures have made telemedicine a priority issue for 2015. Ten states have introduced legislation that will impact the way your licensing board enforces its clinical practice standards. Six states have bills that will require telehealth parity under private insurance.