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Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement


Most states have held hearings regarding telemedicine legislation for insurance coverage and payments, online prescriptions, licensing, and scope of practice. Additionally, many state medical boards have reviewed policies concerning telemedicine licensure. Across the nation, federal, state, and private stakeholders have joined forces in finding ways to implement reforms that foster telemedicine implementation. Some state boards have deferred to the recommendations published by the Federation of State Medical Boards in the 2014 FSMB model policy for the appropriate use of telemedicine that recognizes the complexity involved with providing services across state lines using traditional health laws and remaining eligible marketplaces.