North Carolina Updates on Telehealth

April 1, 2020
Rick Gawenda

Here are 2 updates regarding telehealth services being expanded to outpatient therapy services.

Effective March 30, 2020, NC Medicaid is temporarily modifying its Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry Clinical Coverage Policy to better enable the delivery of remote care to Medicaid and NC Health Choice beneficiaries. These temporary changes will be retroactive to March 10, 2020, and will end the earlier of the cancellation of the North Carolina state of emergency declaration or when this policy is rescinded. Click HERE to read the special bulletin and its application to outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina provided an update on March 27, 2020 regarding an overview of their telehealth measures. Click HERE to access this update. To access the policy, click HERE.

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