2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Committee Approved)

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Analysis of Telemedicine Remote Patient Monitoring (language only)

Item 317 #1h

Item 317 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 391, after line 24, insert:

"II. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall include in its analysis of remote patient monitoring services a description of the following elements would be implemented to achieve cost effective and high quality care (i) medical necessity criteria, (ii) requirements for patient and provider adherence, and (iii) how the services would be monitored to ensure the health care provider acts on the data provided through the services.  In addition, DMAS shall estimate how any upfront costs would be offset by the return on investment in terms of reduced emergency department visits, hospital length of stay, hospital readmissions, provider visits, transportation and other variables.  This analysis shall be incorporated into the report required pursuant to House Bill 1987 on December 1, 2021."


(This amendment adds language related to a Department of Medical Assistance Services analysis of Medicaid remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain Medicaid recipients with medically complex conditions. The language requires that the agency include this additional analysis of the design and cost effectiveness of the services in its analysis required by December 1, 2021, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1987.)