Hike in telemed drives need for better Ks. policies

Providers seek reimbursement hike with Medicaid for some services

Health care groups in Kansas are seeking to improve the state’s telemedicine regulations in response to increased use of the service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major health care providers and associations across the state are requesting adjustments to the state’s telemedicine policies through a House bill that would build on several components of an executive order that Gov. Laura Kelly issued earlier in the pandemic, which expanded access to telehealth by reducing regulations.

Among those changes was expanded reimbursement and payment parity through Medicaid for certain services.



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