MACPAC contracted with Mathematica to catalog the policy changes made in various state Medicaid programs to increase use of telehealth in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To ensure beneficiary access to services, states have expanded the primary care, acute, and specialty services that can be provided via telehealth; the provider types who may use telehealth; and the permissible modalities.
The summary report synthesizes key findings from across all states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. The catalog provides high level, state-specific information on telehealth policy changes pertaining to services and specialties, providers, modalities, originating site and licensure rules, and payment. Based on the data used, MACPAC notes the information is considered current as of May 1, 2020.