A 5255 (see companion bill S 3372) – New Jersey

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=A5255

Revises requirements for health insurers to cover telemedicine and telehealth; requires telemedicine and telehealth systems to include accessible communication features for individuals with disabilities. This bill revises the telemedicine and telehealth law, P.L.2017, c.117 (C.45:1-61 et al.), to require health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP), to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth. Specifically, the bill requires that reimbursement for telemedicine and telehealth services be equal to the reimbursement rate for the same services when they are provided in person. Current law provides telemedicine and telehealth services may be reimbursed up to the amount at which the service would be reimbursed if provided in person.

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