Florida Telehealth State Laws & Reimbursement Policies
Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement
FL Medicaid reimburses for real time interactive telemedicine according to administrative code, but Medicaid Manuals only indicate reimbursement in Community Behavioral Health Services. No reference was found in regards to reimbursement for store-and-forward or remote patient monitoring.
Telemedicine is available for use by all providers of Florida Medicaid services that are enrolled in or registered with the Florida Medicaid program and who are licensed within their scope of practice to perform the service.
“Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by a licensed Florida physician or physician assistant where patient care, treatment, or services are provided through the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Telemedicine shall not include the provision of health care services only through an audio only telephone, email messages, text messages, facsimile transmission, U.S. Mail or other parcel service, or any combination thereof.”
Controlled substances shall not be prescribed through the use of telemedicine, except for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Exception: physicians can order controlled substances through the use of telemedicine for patients hospitalized in a facility licensed pursuant to Ch. 395, F.S.
Our telemedicine services can be applied to big cities as well as rural locations. We contract with the highest quality health professionals and partner with hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities throughout the Nation.