New Mexico Private Pay & Parity Rules

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

Definitions
Telemedicine means the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. “Telemedicine” allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications and information technology in real time or asynchronously, including the use of interactive simultaneous audio and video or store-and-forward technology, or remote patient monitoring and telecommunications in order to deliver health care services to a site where the patient is located, along with the use of electronic media nad health information. “Telemedicine” allows patients in remote locations to access medical expertise without travel.

Requirements
An insurer shall provide coverage for services delivered via telemedicine to the same extent that the health insurance plan, policy or contract covers the same service in-person. An insurer shall not impose any unique condition for coverage of services provided via telemedicine.

Parity
An insurer shall allow covered benefits to be provided through telemedicine services.