Ohio, New Jersey Governors Sign Telehealth Bills Into Law
The bills expand telehealth access, ban denial of insurance coverage, and ensure payment parity between telehealth and in-person care in the two states.
– Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy have signed into law bills that will expand access to telehealth in their respective states.
DeWine signed the Telemedicine Expansion Act, which will widen access to telehealth services in several ways, including allowing a wider variety of providers to conduct telehealth visits, such as school psychologists, optometrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and more.
Further, the law increases the types of provider sites that can submit claims to Medicaid for telehealth services. The new list includes federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, ambulatory healthcare clinics, outpatient hospitals and Medicaid school programs.
Published online: 12.29.2021
Author: Anuja Vaidya