Telehealth Services to Include Counseling for Substance Use Disorders

On May 25, 2017, Gov. Hogan signed HB 983 into law. The new law revises the definition of telehealth services for insurance purposes to include counseling for substance use disorders. Thus, insurers will be required to provide coverage for such counseling through telehealth methods. The law is effective for health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after Oct. 1, 2017.

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