State Medicaid telehealth coverage
Federal waivers allow broad coverage for telehealth through Medicaid, but COVID-19 reimbursement policies vary state to state.
Medicaid coverage differs from state to state. Most states have expanded Medicaid coverage for telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. For instance, many states are now allowing:
- Telehealth services via telephone, electronic and virtual means
- Home as the originating site for telehealth
- Coverage and pay parity for telehealth services
For the latest information on state-specific billing and reimbursement policies, the National Policy Center - Center for Connected Health Policy has created an inventory of COVID-19 related state actions that details each state’s requirements for billing telehealth during the emergency period (and in some cases, even after the emergency declaration ends).
For the latest information on permanent telehealth policies in each state, see:
- Current State Laws & Reimbursement Policies — from the National Policy Center - Center for Connected Health Policy