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- 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.
- Surveillance of claims data will help identify whether telehealth policies are having their intended impact on the healthcare system.
Health Care Cost Institute
Wilson, Fernando A.; Trout, Kate Elizabeth; Rampa, Sankeerth; and Stimpson, Jim P., "An Examination of Private Payer Reimbursements to Primary Care Providers for Healthcare Services Using Telehealth, United States 2009–2013" (2016). Reports: Center for Health Policy. 27.
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