It seems like the question, “Can I provide a telemedicine visit to my patient if they are in a different state or if I am in a different state?” is popping up a lot.
So far, I have counted three considerations when looking for an answer…
- What are the payers saying?
- What is your malpractice insurance carrier saying?
- What are the relevant state licensing board saying?
Initially, only the first question occurred to me, and I am grateful for all the smart people out there who have been raising all the variables to consider.
Paulie and Chip already posted some great links on the forum to access answers to what the payers are doing (answer: something different for each one!) and what the state licensing boards are doing (https://www.cchpca.org/resources/covid-19-related-state-actions).
I checked The Doctors Company since that is the company my practice holds insurance coverage through and they address this question on their website (https://www.thedoctors.com/articles/covid-19-telehealth-resource-center/).