S 2559 (see companion bill A 4179) – New JerseyStatus: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2020
Status: Vetoed by Governor. This bill revises the telemedicine and telehealth law, P.L.2017, c.117 (C.45:1-1 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 for physical and behavioral health care be equal to the reimbursement rate for the same services when they are provided in person, provided the services are otherwise covered when provided in person in New Jersey.
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