North Dakota Telehealth State Laws & Reimbursement Policies
Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement
North Dakota reimburses for live video telemedicine for most services, with a few exceptions. They do not provide reimbursement for store-and-forward and no reference was found for remote patient monitoring.
North Dakota Medicaid will reimburse for live video services as long as the patient is present during the service. Actual visual contact (face-to-face) must be maintained between practitioner and patient.
Reimbursement will be made to the originating site as a facility fee only in place of service office, inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, or skilled nursing facility/nursing facility. There is no additional reimbursement for equipment, technicians or other technology or personnel utilized in the performance of the telemedicine service.
An insurer must provide coverage for telehealth delivered health services which is the same coverage for health services delivered by in-person means.
A policy is not required to provide coverage for health services that are not medically necessary, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.
An insurer must provide coverage for telehealth delivered services to the same extent as the same coverage for in-person services. They are not required to provide coverage for health services that are not medically necessary.
"Telemedicine" means the practice of medicine using electronic communication, information technologies, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location, with or without an intervening health care provider. The term includes direct interactive patient encounters as well as asynchronous store-and-forward technologies and remote monitoring.
Physical Therapy: The physical therapist may use telehealth technology as a vehicle for providing only services that are legally or professionally authorized. The patient's written or verbal consent will be obtained and documented prior to such consultation.
A valid prescription via e-prescribing means a prescription has been issued for a legitimate medical purpose, in the usual course of professional practice, by a practitioner who has first conducted an in-person medical evaluation of the patient. An in-person medical evaluation can include the referring practitioner having performed the exam, in the case of telemedicine.
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