Telehealth expansion helps more Nevadans
The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) has expanded its telehealth program, now reaching most provider types with services that create parity between in-person and telehealth-delivered health care. The passage of Assembly Bill 292 in 2015 allowed Nevada to expand telehealth services, dramatically improving Nevadans’ access to care as the DHCFP’s policy aims to provide the most progressive telehealth in the nation.
Telehealth is made up of both an origination site and a distant site. The originating site is defined as the location where a patient is receiving telehealth services from a provider of health care located at a distant site (via a HIPAA-compliant telecommunications system). The distant site is defined as the location where a provider of health care is providing telehealth services to a patient located at an originating site. The distant site provider must be an enrolled Medicaid Provider.
The next step is to educate the state's provider network about the availability and options of telehealth. Although telehealth is a safe and beneficial option for patients and providers, HIPAA-compliant platforms for telehealth service delivery are required. Please refer to the billing manual for Telehealth Services at the following link:
For questions on telehealth policy and billing, email Andy Rico, Program Specialist for Telehealth Services at DHCFP, at firstname.lastname@example.org