Oklahoma Private Pay & Parity Rules

 Private Pay & Parity Rules / Posted 1 year ago by Telehealthist

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Definitions
“Telemedicine means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, including but not limited to, the treatment and prevention of strokes, transfer of medical data, or exchange of medical education information by means of audio, video, or data communications. Telemedicine is not a consultation provided by telephone or facsimile machine.”

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Requirements
For services determined to be appropriately provided by means of telemedicine, health care insurer programs, workers’ compensation programs and state Medicaid managed care contracts shall not require person-to-person contact between a health care practitioner and patient.

Parity
If a provider determines that telemedicine is an appropriate way to deliver care, an insurer cannot require face-to-face contact.

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