Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Indiana Medicaid Issues Home Health Telehealth Proposed Rule
Pursuant to legislative action in the past 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly, Indiana Medicaid issued a proposed rule to provide reimbursement for home health agencies providing telehealth services. A public hearing on the proposed rule was held on August 28, 2014. The rule defines telehealth services and establishes rates of $14.45 per client for the initial client visit to train and orient the client on use of the equipment and a rate of $9.84 for each date the telehealth equipment is used by an RN to monitor and managed the client’s care in accordance with physician orders. In addition, the rule removes the current 20 mile geographic limitation for telemedicine services for FQHCs, rural health clinics, community mental health centers and critical access hospitals. To review the rule, click here.