August 11, 2015
On July 7, 2015, Gov. Markell signed HB 69 into law. The new law requires group health plans to provide coverage for health care services provided through telemedicine. ‘Telemedicine’ is defined as the delivery of health care services by means of real time two-way audio, visual or other telecommunications or electronic communications and includes the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s health care. The plan may not impose a higher deductible, copayment or coinsurance amount for telemedicine services than would apply if the same service were provided through in-person consultation. The law is effective for policies issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2016.
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