Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.18.19. Public hearing scheduled on 1.30.19 in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 p.m. Scheduled for executive session on 2.22.19 in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 8:00 a.m. (Subject to change).  (updated 2.22.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Becker

Allows health carriers to reimburse providers for health care services provided through telemedicine or store-and-forward technology to a covered person at the same rate as if the health care service was provided in person by the provider. It also amends that date for health plans offered to employees, school employee, and covered dependents and provides same parity as outlined above. The bill outlines the conditions that must be met for parity of reimbursement. 

The act will begin on January 1, 2020.