Alaska Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

 Medicaid Reimbursement / Posted 6 months ago by Telehealthist

Alaska reimburses for Live Video, Store & Forward & Remote Patient Monitoring, although some restrictions apply.

Definitions
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Live Video
Policy
Alaska’s Medicaid program will reimburse for services “provided through the use of camera, video, or dedicated audio conference equipment on a real-time basis.”

Eligible Services/Specialties
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Eligible Providers
Office consultations performed by a provider of the same specialty within the same organization are not covered.

Eligible Sites
No reference found.

Geographic Limits
No reference found.

Facility/Transmission Fee
The department will pay only for professional services for a telemedicine application of service. The department will not pay for the use of technological equipment and systems associated with a telemedicine application to render the service.

Store-and-Forward
Policy
Alaska Medicaid will reimburse for Store & Forward telehealth, which is defined as the “provider sends digital images, sounds, or previously recorded video to a consulting provider at a different location. The consulting provider reviews the information and reports back his or her analysis.

Eligible Services/Specialties
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Geographic Limits
No reference found.

Transmission Fee
The department will pay only for professional services for a telemedicine application of service. The department will not pay for the use of technological equipment and systems associated with a telemedicine application to render the service.

Remote Patient Monitoring
Policy
Alaska Medicaid will reimburse for services delivered through self-monitoring, where the patient is monitored in their home via a telemedicine application, with the provider indirectly involved from another location.

Conditions
No reference found.

Provider Limitations
No reference found.

Other Restrictions
No reference found.

Email/Phone/Fax
No reimbursement for telephone when not part of a dedicated audio conference system. No reimbursement for FAX.

Consent
No reference found.

Out of State Providers
No reference found.

Miscellaneous
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