Alaska Telehealth State Laws & Reimbursement Policies

Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

Summary

Alaska reimburses for Live Video, Store & Forward & Remote Patient Monitoring, although some restrictions apply.

Alaska Medicaid Overview

Definitions

Live Video

Policy
Eligible Services/Specialties
Eligible Providers
Facility/Transmission Fee
The department will pay only for professional services for a telemedicine application of service. The department will not pay for the use of technological equipment and systems associated with a telemedicine application to render the service.

Alaska Medicaid Facility and Transmission Fee

Store-and-Forward

Policy
Alaska Medicaid will reimburse for Store & Forward telehealth as long as the service is provided through transferring digital images, sounds, or previously recorded video from one location to another.

Alaska Store-and-Forward Policy

Transmission Fee
The department will pay only for professional services for a telemedicine application of service. The department will not pay for the use of technological equipment and systems associated with a telemedicine application to render the service.

Alaska Store-and-Forward Transmission Fee

Remote Patient Monitoring

Policy
Alaska Medicaid will reimburse for services delivered through self-monitoring, where the patient is monitored in their home via a telemedicine application, with the provider indirectly involved from another location.

Alaska Remote Patient Monitoring Policy

Email/Phone/Fax

Miscellaneous

Click for a list of documentation requirements for telemedicine consultations.

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Online Prescribing

The guiding principles for telemedicine practice in the American Medical Association (AMA), Report 7 of the Council on Medical Service (A-14), Coverage of and Payment for Telemedicine, dated 2014, and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine, dated April 2014, are adopted by reference as the standards of practice when providing treatment, rendering a diagnosis, prescribing, dispensing, or administering a prescription or controlled substance without first conducting an in-person physical examination.

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Miscellaneous

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is required to adopt regulations for establishing and maintaining a registry of businesses performing telemedicine in the state.

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