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Telemedicine Reimbursement and Licensure Expands in State Regulations
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Over just six months, state regulating bodies show moderate improvement in telemedicine policies and laws, the American Telemedicine Association reports this week.

At its annual meeting in Los Angeles this week, the ATA reported that 24 states and Washington, D.C., now have enacted parity laws requiring comparable coverage of and reimbursement for services delivered via telemedicine as is available for in-person services, by state-approved private insurance plans, state employee medical plans, and Medicaid.Three more states than had such laws in effect last September.

Telemedicine regulation was tracked in a national survey conducted last fall and updated this spring, according to ATA’s Coverage and Reimbursement Report.