Maryland's Medicaid program expands to include more telehealth services

Maryland's Medicaid program is expanding the types of doctors it reimburses for treating patients remotely and through telehealth services, The Baltimore Sun reports. "In the past, Medicaid only reimbursed such telemedicine services for mental health consultation. Now the program will pay for other specialists as well. The patient must be in the office with their physician when the consultation is given," the articles states. The program aims to provide better service in rural areas where it's lacking. The counties considered rural in Maryland are: Allegany, Calvert, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Garret, Kent, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot, Queen Anne's Worcester, Wicomico and Washington. The article states that the program includes a cardiovascular and stroke component that allows providers to consult from anywhere in the state as long as the call originates from an emergency department. Article

 
 

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