HB 1970 Telemedicine services; payment and coverage of services.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Telemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload. The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services. This bill is identical to SB 1221.

Full text:
01/07/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102304D  pdf
01/29/19  House: Committee substitute printed 19105496D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/19  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1970ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/05/19  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)  pdf

Amendments:
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes adopted
House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/07/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102304D
01/07/19  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/19  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/19  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/19  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/19  House: Committee substitute printed 19105496D-H1
01/31/19  House: Read first time
02/01/19  House: Read second time
02/01/19  House: Committee substitute agreed to 19105496D-H1
02/01/19  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1970H1
02/04/19  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/19  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/19  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/19  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/19  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/19  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/19  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/19  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/08/19  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/19  Senate: Read third time
02/11/19  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/19  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/19  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/19  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/19  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/19  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/19  House: Enrolled
02/15/19  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1970ER)
02/15/19  House: Signed by Speaker
02/15/19  Senate: Signed by President
02/19/19  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/19  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/19  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 211 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/19  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)