COVID 19 Telehealth Updates - Medicare and Medicaid
Dear NHCMA Members,
Attached are several communications regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. They pertain to the payment of telemedicine for Medicare patients through CMS, and allowing telemedicine to take place without fear of enforcement of HIPAA rules in regard to telemedicine.
In addition, we have not seen the communication yet, but we understand that Connecticut Medicaid is now covering testing for COVID-19, videoconferencing between members and their primary medical and behavioral health providers, and both 90-day supplies of prescription drugs and more permissive early refill policies. They are looking at more expansive guidance on telemedicine.
We will continue to send you the latest information as we receive it.