HB 5079 – Illinois

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2020
Link: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=5079&GAID=15&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=108&GA=101

INS CODE/PUBLIC AID-TELEHEALTH. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, provides that certain health benefit policies or plans may not exclude from coverage a medically necessary health care service or procedure delivered by certain providers solely because the health care service or procedure is provided through telehealth (rather than requiring certain policies to meet specified criteria if they provide coverage for telehealth services). Provides the requirements of coverage for telehealth services. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides payment, reimbursement, and service requirements for telehealth services provided under the State’s fee-for-service or managed care medical assistance programs. Provides that “telehealth” includes telepsychiatry.

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