HB 267 – Utah

Year Introduced: 2024
Link: https://le.utah.gov/~2024/bills/static/HB0267.html

This bill proposes amendments to the current insurance laws related to telemedicine services. It mandates that a health benefit plan on the individual, small, or large group market must at minimum cover telemedicine services paid for by Medicare and treatment for mental health conditions under certain circumstances. Such services should meet the same standard of care as in-person treatment. Furthermore, the bill calls for providers of telemedicine services to be reimbursed at a rate that is at least 90% of the rate for the equivalent in-person services, starting from agreements renewed or created after January 1, 2025. This is if the provider is within the state, is the patient’s provider, and does not exclusively offer online telemedicine services. The bill also prevents health benefit plans from imposing restrictions based on geographic or distance considerations. Lastly, providers of telemedicine services are permitted to use technology that adheres to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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