Telehealth is an important tool for providing healthcare in the United States, particularly to individuals who live in areas without access to high quality primary care. Through the use of telecommunication technologies, patients, health care providers, and health care administrators are able to provide health care at a distance. Telehealth practices are regulated at the state level, and those regulations vary from state-to state, by type of medical service being provided and how those services may be reimbursed. This page presents information about the ability of non-physician providers to provide primary care though telehealth and be reimbursed for those services in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
You can explore the law in your state by clicking it on the map below, or being a search by clicking “Start Here.” These laws are current through December 31, 2014.
Kelly Thompson, JD
Law and Policy Program Manager
National Nursing Centers Consortium