MN Legislators look at ways to ease telehealth extensions

Owatonna’s People’s Press reports

Lawmakers on Tuesday discussed a proposal to extend the expiration of a 2020 change that allows insurance providers, and the Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare programs, to cover telemedicine services that take place at a patient’s residence.

That was one of several pieces of proposed legislation considered during an informational hearing held by the House Health and Human Services Finance Division. No action was taken, but that could change if the proposals become bills that are introduced during the next special legislative session, expected to begin early next week.

“There are some matters that are a little bit on the urgent side that we hope to be able to take care of during the special session,” said Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester), the division chair, adding that agreements have been reached or are being worked toward on each of the informal bills.

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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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