Minnesota Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

 Medicaid Reimbursement / Posted 6 months ago by Telehealthist

Minnesota Medicaid provides reimbursement for live video and store-and-forward through their Medical Assistance program for certain providers when patients are located at specific originating sites.

Definitions
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Live Video
Policy
Medical assistance covers medically necessary services and consultations delivered by a licensed health care provider via telemedicine in the same manner as if the service was delivered in-person. Coverage is limited to three telemedicine services per week per enrollee. Telemedicine services are paid at the full allowable rate.

Eligible Services/Specialties
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Eligible Providers
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Eligible Sites
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Geographic Limits
Qualified members who must travel more than twenty miles for enrolled MHCP MTMS provider may have the services delivered via interactive video to an ambulatory care site in which there is no enrolled MTMS provider in the local trade area.

Facility/Transmission Fee
MHCP does not reimburse for connection charges or origination, set-up or site fees.

Store-and-Forward
Policy
Telemedicine may be provided by means of real-time two-way, interactive audio and visual communications, including the application of secure video conferencing or store-and-forward technology to provide or support health care delivery, which facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, and care management of a patient’s health care.

Eligible Services/Specialties
See Live Video Eligible Services section for examples of eligible telemedicine services as well as noncovered services.

Geographic Limits
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Transmission Fee
No reference found.

Remote Patient Monitoring
Policy
There is reimbursement for “tele-homecare” under Elderly Waiver (EW) and Alternative Care (AC) programs.

Conditions
No reference found.

Provider Limitations
No reference found.

Other Restrictions
No reference found.

Email/Phone/Fax
No reimbursement for email
No reimbursement for phone
No reimbursement for fax

Consent
For substance use disorder services, the member must have consented to receiving services over telemedicine.

Out of State Providers
Out-of-state coverage policy applies to services provided via telemedicine. See out-of-state providers section of manual.

Miscellaneous
Click for a list of requirements for early intensive developmental and behavioral intervention services.