This issue brief, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, reports on reimbursement to primary care provides for health care services using telehealth.
Key findings include:
• Half of telehealth-related state policies were implemented in the last five years.
• Although many states permit reimbursements for telehealth services, only seven states have passed statutes mandating parity with reimbursements for non-telehealth services.
• Despite an increasing number of telehealth policies, claims for telehealth services to private insurers are rare.
• Lower average reimbursements for telehealth billings may discourage adoption of telehealth technologies.