Arizona Reimbursement for Telehealth

Arizona reimburses for telepsychiatry and other services. Arizona Telehealth law expanded to include entire state in 2016. For more information see the AHCCCS Telehealth Manual from March 2015.

AHCCCS covers medically necessary services provided via telemedicine.

Service delivery via telemedicine can be in one of two modes:

  1. Real time means the interactive, two-way transfer of information and medical data, which occurs at two sites simultaneously: the hub site and the spoke site. The Hub Site is where the provider is and the Spoke site is where the patient is. Diagnostic, consultation, and treatment services are delivered through interactive audio, video, and/or data communication.
  2. Store-and-forward means transferring medical data from one site to another through the use of a camera or similar device that records (stores) an image that is sent (forwarded) via telecommunication to another site for consultation.