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 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 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. 


      
States with Parity Laws for Private Insurance Coverage of
Telemedicine (2015) 

State Telemedicine Policy News

  • New Telehealth Bills Introduced to Congress
    Jun 17, 2015
    Last week, both the House and Senate introduced telehealth bills focused on modifying current legislation and expanding the use of telemedicine.

  • Federal Court Temporarily Stops Texas Medical Board Ruling
    Jun 03, 2015
    On Friday, a Federal judge issued an injunction to temporarily block the Texas Medical Board's (TMB) telemedicine rules from going into effect until an antitrust lawsuit with telemedicine service provider, Teladoc is resolved. The judge stated in his ruling that the TMB failed to show how the rule would improve patient safety or how initial visits conducted online would result in harm.

  • 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.