Telemedicine Services Must Be Provided

On June 18, 2018, Gov. Sununu signed HB 1471 into law. This law provides that plans cannot exclude health-care services from coverage solely because they are provided through telemedicine if such services are covered when provided through in-person consultation between health-care providers and plan participants. Telemedicine includes delivery of health-care services through audio, video, or other electronic medical for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment. Telemedicine doesn’t include audio-only telephone conversations or fax transmissions.

This bill becomes effective Aug. 17, 2018. This bill contains no new employer obligations, but employers with fully insured plans in New Hampshire should review the new laws to better understand the required coverages.

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