State Policy Resource Center

State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis

These reports identify and compare state policies on a report card, assigning each state grades ranging from A through 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.

Coverage and Reimbursement

Physician Practice Standars and Licenses


To better serve members on these issues and others, ATA is now using an online wiki format at 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 2015 State Legislation 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. 

Telehealth Parity Map

State Telemedicine Policy News

  • Milestone – Most States Now Have Telehealth Parity Laws
    May 27, 2015
    Indiana, Minnesota and Nevada are the latest states to enact telemedicine parity laws, which means over half the country – 27 states and DC-- now has laws in place enforcing coverage for telemedicine-provided services.

  • American Telemedicine Association Delivers New State Report Cards on Telemedicine
    May 03, 2015
    The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today released an update to two critical state policy reports which identified gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and physician practice standards and licensure.

  • 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.