To qualify for reimbursement a patient must be in one of the following:
-A county outside of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or
-A rural health professional shortage area (HPSA).
The patient may be in:
-Hospital (in patient or out patient)
-Critical access hospital (CAH)
-Rural health clinic (RHC)
-Federally qualified health center (FQHC)
-Skilled nursing facility
-Community mental health center (CMHC)
-Dialysis center (hospital based)
Provider location No limit
Provider types -Physician
-Clinical nurse specialist
-Clinical social worker
Reimbursement amount -The provider site payment is the same as face-to-face services
-The patient site can bill for a telemedicine facility fee.
Telemedicine services covered Covers all interactive teleconferencing when patient is on the conference. Does not cover home monitoring or store-and-forward.
Insurance No additional malpractice insurance is necessary.
Licensing Must be licensed in state where patient is located, but no special license is needed.
Credentialing No additional credentialing is necessary.