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

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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