State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report

In Feb. 2013 CCHP released a 50-state scan of telehealth laws, regulations and reimbursement policies.

This report offers policymakers, health advocates, health care professionals and others with an interest in telehealth a summary guide of the most recent information available about how each of the 50 states (and the District of Columbia) defines, governs, and regulates the use of “telehealth” or “telemedicine” technologies in the delivery of health care services. Most remarkable about this report is that every state has its own unique set of telehealth policies. Some states have incorporated policies into law, while others have addressed issues such as definition, reimbursement policies, licensure requirements etc. in their Medicaid Program Guidelines. In some cases we even discovered inconsistencies with policies within the same state.

Click here to download a .pdf version of the report, or visit the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center’s website to view an interactive map of state telehealth laws, regulations and policies.