Already in 2013, three new states and the District of Columbia introduced bills addressing the coverage and reimbursement of telehealth and telemedicine services offered under state healthcare benefits plans. The states are Connecticut, New Mexico, and Indiana.
To see a list of the 16 states that have already passed such legislation, see this page. Also, the American Telemedicine Association, in conjunction with the the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL), is working to advance telehealth parity legislation in eighteen states: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. See this ATA webpage for state representative contact names and links. To purchase our 1 CE or 1 CME webinar recording of this event, click here: “12 Licensure Facts Your You Probably Won’t Learn from Your Licensing Board about Practicing Over State Lines (Licensure Portability)”.