Review of March Report Chapter: Telemedicine in Medicaid

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December 2017

The use of telemedicine in Medicaid has been growing as states act to address such barriers to care as insufficient providers, lack of transportation, and time challenges associated with travelling long distances for care.

This presentation summarizes a draft chapter in MACPAC’s forthcoming March 2018 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, describing telemedicine modalities, federal Medicaid guidelines on telemedicine, and state policy design choices and considerations for implementing Medicaid coverage of services delivered through telemedicine. The presentation also includes information about use and effectiveness of telemedicine to treat health conditions important to Medicaid programs and their high-need beneficiaries, including behavioral health, oral health, and maternity care.

Publication Type: Presentations

From: December 2017 MACPAC Public Meeting

Tags: adults, behavioral health, benefits, children, dental care, dentists, information technology, maternity services, people with disabilities, people with mental illness, pregnant women, prenatal care, rural, substance use, substance use treatment