In the state of Louisiana, the Department of Insurance, Office of the Commissioner, has issued a Declaration of Emergency mandating the following:
§3309. Telemedicine Provider Access
A. Health insurance issuers shall waive any coverage limitations restricting telemedicine access to provider included within a plan’s telemedicine network.
B. Health insurance issuers shall waive any requiremen that the patient and provider have a prior relationship in order to have services delivered through telemedicine.
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with Proclamation No. JBE 2020-29.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Insurance, Office of the Commissioner, LR 46.
§3311. Telemedicine Services Coverage
A. Health insurance issuers shall cover mental health services provided by telemedicine consultation to the same extent the services would be covered if provided through an
in-person consultation. This shall not be interpreted to require coverage of telemedicine services that cannot be appropriately provided remotely.
B. Health insurance issuers shall waive any requirement limiting coverage to provider-to-provider consultations only and shall cover telemedicine consultations between a patient and a provider to the extent the same services would be covered if provided in person.
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