An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3173-H is enacted to read:
§ 3173-H. Services delivered through telehealth
Sec. 2. Rulemaking. Before December 31, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter I, Section 4, Telehealth Services to make the changes necessary to be consistent with the provisions of this Act.
This bill requires that services under MaineCare that are provided through telehealth be reimbursed at the same rates as those services that are not provided through telehealth. The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its rule relating to MaineCare coverage for services delivered through telehealth.