House Bill 12

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Title AN ACT relating to telehealth.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1344
Sponsors S. Riley, K. Moser
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the cabinet to regulate telehealth; set requirements for the delivery of telehealth services to Medicaid recipients; require equivalent reimbursement for telehealth services; require provision of coverage and reimbursement for telehealth; prohibit the cabinet from requiring providers to be physically present with a recipient; prohibit prior authorization, medical review, or administrative clearance if not required for the in-person service; prohibit demonstration of necessity; prohibit requiring providers to be part of a telehealth network; specify that Medicaid shall not be required to provide coverage for services that are not medically necessary or pay for transmission costs; amend KRS 205.510 to define terms; amend KRS 205.559 to add telehealth; amend 304.17A-005 to redefine "telehealth"; amend KRS 304.17A-138 to require health benefit plan coverage of telehealth to the same extent as though provided in person; prohibit health benefit plans from requiring providers to be physically present with a patient; prohibit prior authorization, medical review, or administrative clearance if not required for the in-person service; prohibit demonstration of necessity; prohibit requiring providers to be part of the telehealth network or subject to Telehealth Board oversight; specify that health benefit plans shall not be required to provide coverage for services that are not medically necessary or pay for transmission costs; amend KRS 342.315 to conform; amend KRS 18A.225 to require any fully insured health benefit plans or self-insured plans issued or renewed after July 1, 2019, to public employees to comply with KRS 304.17A-138; repeal KRS 194A.125; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2019.
Index Headings of Original Version Boards and Commissions - Telehealth Board, eliminating
Effective Dates, Delayed - Telehealth, requiring coverage of July 1, 2019
Health and Medical Services - Telehealth, requiring coverage of
Insurance, Health - Telehealth, requiring coverage of
Medicaid - Telehealth, coverage of
State Employees - Telehealth, requiring coverage of

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01/30/18
  • introduced in House
02/01/18
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
02/06/18
  • posted in committee


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