|Tennessee reimbursement for telemedicine|
Tennessee State Law requires public and private insurers (defined below) to reimburse for telehealth:
(A) Insurers and nonprofit health service plans that provide hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups on an expense-incurred basis under health insurance policies or contracts that are issued or delivered in the state; (B) Health maintenance organizations that provide hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups under contracts that are issued or delivered in this state; and (C) Managed care organizations participating in the medical assistance program under title 71, chapter 5;
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health (TDMH) has conducted extensive research on the use of telemedicine services. Based upon the findings, TDMH believes telemedicine is a viable option for access to behavioral health services that are outside of a thirty (30) mile radius or cannot be received timely within this mileage radius.
For more information see the ATA Wiki page for Tennessee here.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:44|