The rules and regulations in telehealth you need to know.
As telehealth grows in popularity, states are trying to decide how much to define or regulate the practice.This has created a sense of confusion, as one state may allow non-synchronous communication between a nurse practitioner and patient, while another may only physicians to communicate synchronously with a patient.To help clear up the confusion, the American Telemedicine Association has released their report “2019 State of the States Report: Coverage and Reimbursement,” detailing the laws in each state, along with what is or isn’t allowed.Here are a few of the key highlights from that report:
Where technology is allowed
Who is allowed to practice in each state?
One state, Alabama, only allows physicians to practice. Many, however, have no parameters.
The 8 most common providers in telehealth are: