SB 1221 Telemedicine services; payment and coverage of services.
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Summary as passed Senate: (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 HB 1970.

Full text:
01/04/19  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101469D  pdf
01/24/19  Senate: Committee substitute printed 19105327D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/18/19  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1221ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/05/19  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)  pdf

Status:
01/04/19  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101469D
01/04/19  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/19  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/24/19  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
01/24/19  Senate: Committee substitute printed 19105327D-S1
01/24/19  Senate: Incorporates SB1124 (Favola)
01/24/19  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/29/19  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
01/30/19  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/19  Senate: Read second time
01/31/19  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/31/19  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 19105327D-S1
01/31/19  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1221S1
02/01/19  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/19  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/19  House: Read first time
02/06/19  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/19  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
02/12/19  House: Read second time
02/13/19  House: Read third time
02/13/19  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/19  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/18/19  Senate: Enrolled
02/18/19  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1221ER)
02/18/19  House: Signed by Speaker
02/19/19  Senate: Signed by President
02/20/19  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/19  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/19  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 219 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/19  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)