A significant yet little-noticed trend is underway. And its effects could be far-reaching. A growing number of states are enacting so-called telehealth parity statutes. These laws generally require health insurers to pay for services provided via telehealth the same way they would for services provided in-person. Almost a third of all states have enacted these statutes, and I predict more states will be jumping on the bandwagon. Telehealth is indeed going mainstream.
Maryland became one of the latest states to jump on the bandwagon when the state’s governor signed a telehealth ...
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