October 06, 2015
On May 5, 2015, Gov. Pence signed HB 1269 into law, creating Public Law 185. This law provides that plans must include coverage for health care provided through telemedicine services to the same extent as coverage provided in person. ‘Telemedicine services’ means health care services delivered by use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media, including medical examinations and consultations and behavioral health evaluations and treatment. The law prohibits a provider from having to obtain written consent for use of telemedicine. This requirement is effective for fully insured health plans delivered, issued for delivery or renewed in Indiana on or after July 1, 2015.
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