Nevada Telehealth State Laws & Reimbursement Policies

Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement

Summary

Nevada Medicaid and the Nevada Check Up (NCU) program reimburses for live video and store-and-forward services under specific conditions. There is no reimbursement for remote patient monitoring.

Definitions

“Telehealth is the use of a telecommunications system to substitute for an in-person encounter for professional consultations, office visits, office psychiatry services, and a limited number of other medical services.”

Definitions for Telemedicine in Nevada

Live Video

Policy
Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Check Up program will reimburse for live video, as long as services have parity with face-to-face services and health care professionals follow Medicaid’s policies for specific services they are providing, as well as practice standards established by licensing agencies.

Nevada Telemedicine Live Video Policy

Eligible Services/Specialties
Eligible Providers
Eligible Sites
Geographic Limits
Facility/Transmission Fee
The originating site is qualified to receive a facility fee if they are an enrolled Medicaid provider. If a patient is receiving telehealth services at a site not enrolled in Medicaid, the originating site is not eligible to receive a facility fee.

Telemedicine Transmission Fee

Store-and-Forward

Policy
Reimbursement is available for services delivered via asynchronous telehealth. Photographs must be specific to the patient’s condition and adequate for rendering or confirming a diagnosis or a treatment plan.

Store and Forward Policy

Transmission Fee

Email/Phone/Fax

No reimbursement for email.
No reimbursement for telephone, except psychiatric treatment in crisis intervention.
No reimbursement for FAX.

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Private Payer Laws

Definitions

“Telehealth” means the delivery of services from a provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of information and audio-visual communication technology, not including standard telephone, facsimile or electronic mail.

Telemedicine Definitions for Private Payer Laws

Requirements

Parity

Every health plan policy issued must include coverage for services provided through telehealth to the same extent as through provided in-person or by other means.

Parity for Private Payer Laws

Professional Regulation/Health & Safety

Definitions

Telehealth means the delivery of services from a provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of information and audio-visual communication technology, not including standard telephone, facsimile or electronic mail.

Telemedicine for Regulation, Health and Safety

Online Prescribing

A provider of health care who is located at a distant site and uses telehealth to direct or manage the care or render a diagnosis of a patient who is located in Nevada or write a treatment order or prescription for such a patient must comply with all state and federal laws that would apply if the provider was located within the state including holding a valid license or certificate to practice in Nevada.

Telemedicine Online Prescribing 

Cross State Licensing

A practitioner must hold a valid Nevada License or certificate to practice his or her profession, including a special purpose license before providing services via telehealth unless he or she is a provider of health care services who is providing services within the scope of his or her employment by or pursuant to a contract entered into with an urban Indian organization.

Cross State Licensing in Nevada

Miscellaneous

The Board of Medicine is required to adopt regulations regarding a physician assistant’s use of equipment that transfers information concerning the medical condition of a patient electronically, telephonically or by fiber optics, including, without limitation, through telehealth, from within or outside Nevada or the United States.

Miscellaneous Telemedicine Information

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