What are folks asking their states to address with respect to coronavirus planning?
In Maryland, Medicaid doesn't allow reimbursement for telehealth interventions when the patient is at home. We are considering asking the state to allow reimbursement for home-based telehealth AND telephonic services if telehealth unavailable in the event of quarantine situations.
Curious to know what things other folks are requesting and/or what your states are willing to consider.
Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland
I am not seeing anything that's come out of CMS addressing flexibility to reimburse for telephonic services – it's all about telehealth. Have I missed something?
Because telehealth is allowed under narrow circumstances in Maryland, the existing infrastructure is fairly limited in the extent to which expanding telehealth is a viable option. With statewide school closure for two weeks, we already have a staffing crisis and we already have community transmission. Our state's a no-go on reimbursement for telephonic services.
Has anyone had success in making this argument to their state?