Washington DC Private Pay & Parity Rules

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

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Definitions
“Telehealth” means the delivery of healthcare services through the use of interactive audio, video, or other electronic media used for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment; provided, that services delivered through audio-only telephones, electronic mail messages, or facsimile transmissions are not included.

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Requirements
Private payers are required to pay for telehealth services if the same service would be covered when delivered in-person.

Parity
A health insurer must reimburse a provider for the diagnosis, consultation or treatment of the patient when the service is delivered by telehealth.

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