Minnesota already reimburses for many telehealth services

Let’s recognize that Minnesota is ahead of the game when it comes to telehealth. The Center Square (of Florida) has an article talking about the benefits of telehealth and need for reimbursement…

With doctors’ offices among places to avoid in dodging COVID-19, proponents are lobbying Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida health officials to promote telehealth as a way to get more people to see more physicians in virtual settings.

Among unresolved obstacles: disparities between reimbursements for telehealth services and those delivered in-person.

Minnesota is lifted as one of six states that does reimburse…

There are three types of telehealth services: live video, store and forward (S&F) and remote patient monitoring (RPM).

Only six state Medicaid programs – Alaska, Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia and Washington – reimburse for all three types. All state Medicaid programs, including Florida, reimburse for live-video services.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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