Telemedicine Access Expanded

On March 30, 2020, Gov. Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-13, which provides additional directives to help manage Indiana’s health care response during the public health emergency. The executive order expands access to telehealth by suspending the prohibition against audio-only telemedicine; permitting physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists to practice via telemedicine (but not audio-only); and requiring health insurers to provide coverage for expanded telemedicine per the executive order and any other executive order issued in response to the public health emergency (among other items addressed).

In addition, on April 7, 2020, Executive Order 20-19 was issued which allows health care providers without an active license to obtain temporary authorizations to provide health care services as outlined in the executive order in response to the global COVID-19 public health emergency.

Employers should be aware of these developments.

Executive Order 20-13 »
Executive Order 20-19 »