HB 6001 – Connecticut

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2020
Link: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB06001&which_year=2020

An act concerning telehealth. This act modifies requirements for the delivery of telehealth
services and insurance coverage of these services until March 15, 2021. Among other things, it:
1. expands the types of health providers authorized to provide telehealth services;
2. allows certain telehealth providers to provide telehealth services using audio-only telephone, which existing law prohibits;
3. allows certain telehealth providers to use additional information and communication technologies in accordance with federal requirements (e.g., certain third-party video communication applications);
4. authorizes the Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner to temporarily modify, waive, or suspend certain regulatory requirements as she deems necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the
public health;
5. establishes requirements for telehealth providers seeking payment from uninsured or underinsured patients;
6. requires insurance coverage for telehealth services and prohibits providers reimbursed for services from seeking payment from an insured patient beyond cost sharing; and
7. prohibits (a) insurance policies from excluding coverage for a telehealth platform selected by an in-network provider and (b) carriers from reducing reimbursement to a provider because services are provided through telehealth instead of in-person.

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