Senate committee clears bill requiring expanded coverage under telemedicine and telehealth law

A bill that would revise the telemedicine and telehealth law, to require health benefit plans to provide expanded coverage for services permitted under the law was passed out of the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

The bill, S-2559, sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal and Senator Nia Gill, would specifically require that reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth services be equal to the reimbursement rate for the same services when those are provided in person.

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