Bill to expand telemedicine in Colorado reaches House floor

A bill that could preclude health insurance plans from requiring in-person care in certain cases could boost the use of telemedicine in Colorado.

The legislation made it to the state's House floor after a unanimous committee vote last Thursday, according to the Denver Post. The bill would expand a law currently in place that allows telemedicine use for patients in counties with 150,000 or fewer residents.

In addition, the legislation would prevent insurance plans from reimbursing providers who deliver telehealth on a different basis than for in-person care. Article