The majority of states have already passed legislation mandating telehealth and remote patient monitoring coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries suffering from chronic disease. State legislators and healthcare providers agree that remote patient monitoring has demonstrated a significant impact upon patients’ abilities to self-manage their chronic conditions. These technologies are able to capture and relay biometric data that can be used by caregivers to assess, triage, and coordinate care among at-risk populations, which, in turn, substantially reduces costs associated with poor outcomes.
Laws and stipulations regarding mandated coverage will vary from state to state, so it’s important to stay up-to-date with forthcoming legislation and policy changes in your state.
For more information regarding RPM reimbursement in your state, please see our map above, as well as the Center for Connected Health Policy’s guide to State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies.