1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Evaluate Telemedicine Reimbursement (language only)

Item 335 #10c

Item 335 #10c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 40, insert:
Z. The Department shall (i) evaluate the initial results of its current telemedicine reimbursement policy; (ii) develop protocols to address documentation of services and confidentiality of patient information with regard to telemedicine; and (iii) identify any additional services for which telemedicine reimbursement would be medically appropriate and cost effective.  The Department shall submit its report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Commission on Health Care, prior to October 1, 1999."

(This amendment requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to conduct a study of reimbursement for telemedicine services.)