Massachusetts Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

 Medicaid Reimbursement / Posted 6 months ago by Telehealthist

Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) makes no reference to reimbursement of telehealth or telemedicine within their policies.

Definitions
Behavioral Health Services: Telehealth is the use of electronic communication and information technologies to provide or support clinical care at a distance. The delivery of services through telehealth involves the use of secure interactive audio and video telecommunications systems that permit two-way, real-time communication between a patient and a provider.

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Policy
Behavioral Health Services: Telehealth is a modality of treatment, not a separate covered service. Providers are not required to deliver services via telehealth.

Eligible Services/Specialties
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Eligible Providers
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Eligible Sites
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Geographic Limits
Behavioral Health Services: There are no geographic or facility restrictions on distant or originating sites.

Facility/Transmission Fee
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Store-and-Forward
Policy
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Eligible Services/Specialties
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Geographic Limits
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Transmission Fee
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Remote Patient Monitoring
Policy
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Conditions
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Provider Limitations
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Other Restrictions
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Email/Phone/Fax
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Consent
Providers must follow consent and patient information protocol consistent with those followed during in-person visits.

Out of State Providers
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Miscellaneous
Behavioral Health Services: A provider may prescribe Schedule II controlled substances via telehealth only after conducting an initial in-person examination of the patient. Ongoing in-personal examinations are required every three months for the duration of the prescription.