The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring healthcare plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person.
The bill, awaiting signature by California Governor Gavin Newsom, would expand telehealth access to all CA residents by requiring health insurance plans to reimburse providers for appointments that would have the same impact whether in person or via video.
Assembly Bill 744 strengthens and clarifies the existing telehealth statutes. The reimbursement of telehealth services is already covered under Medi-Cal, but this law enforces the same for private health plans as well.
Read more about California’s AB744 here: https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/california-looks-to-expand-coverage-for-telehealth-services