Expansion of Telehealth Services Continues

On December 10, 2021, Gov. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-32, extending the applicability of several prior COVID-19-related executive orders, in light of the continued public health emergency. Executive Order 2020-09 was included in the order, extending its applicability now through January 8, 2022 (among several other executive orders).

As mentioned in the March 31, 2020, edition of Compliance Corner, Executive Order 2020-09 expands telehealth services to also include electronic and telephonic methods. It requires health insurers to cover the costs of in-network telehealth services for any clinically appropriate and medically necessary covered services and treatments.

The order was originally effective beginning March 19, 2020, and states that it will continue for the duration of the governor’s proclamation of disaster. It has been extended several times and is now extended through January 8, 2022.

Employers should be aware of these developments.

Executive Order 2021-32 »