Louisiana Telehealth State Laws & Reimbursement Policies

Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

Summary

Definition of Telemedicine Louisiana

“Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanges from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a recipient’s health. Electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient at the originating site, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site.”

Telemedicine Louisiana Definition

Live Video

Policy
Eligible Services/Specialties
Eligible Providers
Facility/Transmission Fee

Store-and-Forward

Policy
Louisiana Medicaid will not provide reimbursement for store-and-forward based upon the definition of “telemedicine” which describes telemedicine as including “audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real time interactive communication” therefore excluding store-and-forward.

Telemedicine Louisiana Store and Forward Policy

Remote Patient Monitoring

Policy
Conditions
Provider Limitations
Other Restrictions

Email/Phone/Fax

Miscellaneous

Private Payer Laws

Definitions

Requirements

Reimbursement must be made to the originating site physician if he/she is physically present during the exam and interact with the distant-site physician.

Telemedicine Louisiana Requirements

Parity

Originating-site physician fees shall be at least 75 percent of the normal fee for an intermediate office visit.

Private Payer Parity 

Professional Regulation/Health & Safety

Definitions

Consent

Physicians must inform telemedicine patients of the relationship between the physician and patient, and the role of any other health care provider with respect to management of the patient. The patient may decline to receive telemedicine services and withdraw from such care at any time.

Telemedicine Louisiana Consent Requirements

Online Prescribing

Cross State Licensing

A telemedicine license may be issued to out-of-state physicians, as long as they hold a full and unrestricted license in another state or U.S. territory.

Telemedicine Cross-State Licensing

Miscellaneous

Click for a list of professional board telehealth-specific regulations.

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Source: Center for Connected Health Policy
https://www.cchpca.org

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