Louisiana Medicaid to Cover Telehealth for Therapy Services

March 17, 2020
Rick Gawenda

In a memorandum dated March 17, 2020, the state of Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing, announced “Effective for dates of service on or after March 17, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Louisiana Medicaid encourages and will reimburse the use of telehealth, when appropriate, for rendering physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to members. Telehealth can facilitate the continuation or establishment of these services while complying with the need for social distancing”.

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