Medicaid Telemedicine Services Expanded in New York

Medicaid Telemedicine Services Expanded in New York



New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 17 that will expand the types of telemedicine services covered under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program,¬†Bloomberg¬†reports.

 

The legislation allows audio and video-only telemedicine services to be reimbursed by Medicaid and CHIP and will support residents who lack broadband access. The state legislature passed the bill in late May.

 

The expansion is dependent on federal financial participation. The state administers Medicaid and CHIP programs, but the federal government provides most of the funds for health coverage, according to the report.

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