Massachusetts Private Pay & Parity Rules

 Private Pay & Parity Rules / Posted 6 months ago by Telehealthist

Definition

“Telemedicine as it pertains to the delivery of health care services, shall mean the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation or treatment. ‘Telemedicine’ shall not include the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile machine or e-mail.”

Requirements
An insurer may limit coverage of telemedicine services to those health care providers in a telemedicine network approved by the insurer.

Parity
Private payers may provide coverage of telemedicine services.