A bill to support telehealth has moved from the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. One of the key factors in using telehealth has been the ability for healthcare facilities to get paid for that work – as they would an onsite visit. It sounds like this might address some of those concerns.
Here’s the update from Reports of Standing Committees and Divisions…
Schomacker from the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform to which was referred:
- F. No. 2919, A bill for an act relating to health; allowing community health workers to provide telemedicine services; eliminating the medical assistance limit for certain telemedicine encounters; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 62A.671, subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 256B.0625, subdivision 3b.
With the recommendation that when so amended the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.