Insurance companies must cover telehealth

Lawmakers passed a bill April 24 that prohibits insurance providers from excluding coverage for a service based solely on its deliverance through telehealth.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist24' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Mark Kolterman'>Sen. Mark Kolterman</a>
Sen. Mark Kolterman

LB92, sponsored by Seward Sen. Mark Kolterman, requires health insurance companies to cover any service provided via telehealth if the service is covered for an in-person consultation. The bill also removes an existing Medicaid coverage restriction for children if a child has access to services within 30 miles of his or her place of residence.

The bill does not apply to policies that provide coverage for a specified disease or other limited-benefit coverage.

LB92 passed 49-0.

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