Bill Status of HB3759 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: INS-TELEHEALTH PARITY ACT
Rep. Ryan Spain and Chris Miller
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Telehealth Parity Act. Requires all health insurance issuers regulated by the Department of Insurance to cover the costs of all telehealth services rendered by in-network providers to deliver any clinically appropriate, medically necessary covered services and treatments to insureds, enrollees, and members under each policy, contract, or certificate of health insurance coverage. Provides that health insurance issuers shall not impose upon telehealth services utilization review requirements that are unnecessary, duplicative, or unwarranted nor impose any treatment limitations that are more stringent than the requirements applicable to the same health care service when rendered in-person. Provides that, for telehealth services that relate to COVID-19 delivered by in-network providers, health insurance issuers shall not impose any prior authorization requirements. Contains provisions prohibiting cost-sharing for telehealth services, describing eligible services, and allowing use of non-public facing remote communication products under certain circumstances. Effective immediately.