Telehealth means the use of information and communications technologies consisting of telephone, remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means which support clinical health care, provider consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health, health administration, and other services as described in regulation.
Private payers must provide coverage for the cost of health care services provided through telemedicine, and telehealth as directed through regulations by the Department. Insurers must pay for telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person. Payment for telemedicine must include reasonable compensation to the originating or distant site for the transmission cost.
A payer must reimburse the provider for the diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of the patient on the same basis as in-person services for telemedicine.