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Covid-19 Medicaid PT and OT Telehealth Expansions

Below are links to each state's Covid-19 Medicaid expansions of PT and OT telehealth. 

 Alabama

Temporarily Allowing Speech and Occupational Therapy Services Through Telemedicine During COVID-19 Emergency - 3/27/20

Medicaid Temporarily Allowing Physical Therapy Services Through Telemedicine During COVID-19 Emergency - 4/3/20

 Alaska

04/22 Temporary Expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Coverage: Updated FAQs

04/14 Telehealth Provider Training Available

03/31 Telehealth Services Temporary Fee Schedule

03/30 Revised Temporary Expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Coverage

03/20 Temporary Expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Coverage

 Arizona

4/27/2020 – Telehealth Delivery and Billing

 Arkansas

3/18/2020 - Telemedicine Requirements for Physicians during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Telemedicine for Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy by a BCBA 

Telemedicine for OT, PT, and ST Assistants

Telemedicine for OT, PT, and ST Physicians

 California

COVID-19 Guidance for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications

 Colorado

New COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Section Added to Telemedicine Web Page - 3/23/2020

Health First Colorado Announces Telemedicine Changes - 3/20/2020

 Connecticut

New Coverage of Specified Telemedicine Services Under the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP) – March 20, 2020

CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 13: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage/Telephonic Coverage for Specified Home Health Services and Hospice Services – March 27, 2020

Remote Early Intervention Treatment Services – March 16, 2020

CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 4: Expanded Telemedicine and New Audio-Only (Telephonic) Services – March 18, 2020

CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 9 Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage for Specified Therapy Services Rendered at Rehabilitation Clinics – March 20, 2020

 Delaware

Changes to Telehealth Policies to Respond to COVID-19 – April 23, 2020

 Florida

Medicaid Coverage of Services During the State of Emergency Related to COVID-19 

 Georgia

Telehealth Webinars

Latest Telehealth Billing Guidance (April 13, 2020)

Updated Telehealth Guidance to All Providers

Telehealth guidance for Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids®/Fee-for-service Providers

 Hawaii

QI-2013 - Telehealth Guidance for Public Health Emergency - Telephonic Services and Services Billable by Qualified Non-Physician Health Care Professionals

QI-2010 - Telehealth Guidance During Public Health Emergency Related to COVID-19

QI-2008 - Federally Qualified Health Center Telehealth Guidance During Public Health Emergency Period in Response to COVID-19

QI-2007 - Tele-Health Payment Guidance for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

QI 1702A – Tele-Health Law (Act 226, SLH 2016) Implementation
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QI 1702
 – Tele-Health Law (Act 226, SLH 2016) Implementation

FFS 2006 - Telehealth Guidance for Public Health Emergency - Telephonic Services and Services Billable by Qualified Non-Physician Health Care Professionals

FFS 2005 - Telehealth Guidance During Public Health Emergency Related to COVID-19

FFS 2004 - Federally Qualified Health Center Telehealth Guidance During Public Health Emergency Period in Response to COVID-19

FFS 2003 - Tele-Health Payment Guidance for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

 Idaho

MA20-07 - COVID-19 Telehealth - UPDATED

MA20-13 - COVID-19 Telehealth HIPAA Guidance

MA20-14 - COVID-19 Therapy Services Telehealth - AMENDED

 Illinois

Telehealth Expansion Billing Instructions – 3/30/2020

 Indiana

IHCP COVID-19 Response: Facility fees, modifier GT usage, and HCBS clarified for telemedicine billing – 4/7/2020

IHCP COVID-19 Response: IHCP responds to telemedicine FAQs as of April 1, 2020 – 4/2/2020

IHCP issues telemedicine billing guidance for providers during COVID-19 outbreak – 3/19/2020

 Iowa

INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2115-MC-FFS – 3/11/2020

IL 2126-MC-FFS-D-CVD Update to Billing Services for Telehealth related to Coronavirus and COVID-19 – 4/30/2020

INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO. 2119-MC-FFS-CVD – 3/19/2020

 Kansas

20005: General Billing for Kansas Telemedicine Act

20045: KanCare Telemedicine Reimbursement Update

20046: Telemedicine Updates in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

20051: Expand Telemedicine to HCBS Services

20062: Expansion of Telemedicine Services Allowed by ECI and LEA

20052: Dental Codes Allowed by Telephone During COVID-19

20065: Additional Telemedicine Codes During COVID-19 Emergency

20067: Tobacco Cessation Counseling via Telemedicine During COVID-19

20068: Updated Telemedicine for BI Waiver Services During COVID-19

20070: SED Waiver Codes via Telemedicine During COVID-19

20072: Additional E/M Codes via Telemedicine During COVID-19

20075: Revision to April 2020 NCCI PTP MUE Files - Telemedicine

20076: Wheelchair Seating Assessment Codes Allowed by Telemedicine

20073: Expansion of Telemedicine Services for Therapy

20088: COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment to Healthcare Providers and Facilities Serving the Uninsured

 Kentucky

Medicaid COVID-19 FAQ

Telehealth and Well Child Visits

COVID-19 Actions, Guidance, and Resources

 Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health Informational Bulletin 20-5 Revised April 21, 2020

 Maine

CMS Guidance on Telehealth (PDF)

FCC Guidance on COVID-19 Application Process - April 17, 2020

MaineCare Telehealth New Codes and Information (PDF) - Updated April 16, 2020

MaineCare Telehealth and COVID-19 Guidance (PDF) - Updated April 16, 2020

NETRC Telehealth Implementation Toolkit – Maine Edition  - April 9, 2020

NETRC's Provider's Guide (PDF)  - Updated April 9, 2020

CMS Telehealth Video  - April 3, 2020

Telehealth Best Practices for Providers  - April 2, 2020

Telehealth Townhall for Maine Healthcare Providers - March 26, 2020

 Maryland

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions about Telehealth Updated April 28, 2020

Maryland Medicaid Telehealth Program

Updated Medicaid Telehealth Prog​ram Guidance-OT/PT/Speech and EPSDT Providers

 Massachusetts

Telehealth Network Provider Bulletin 1: Provider Participation Requirements, Covered Encounters and Other Information

 Michigan

General Telemedicine Policy Changes 

Telemedicine Policy Expansion

 Minnesota

Telephonic Telemedicine Provider Assurance Statement (DHS-6806A) – Necessary for new telehealth providers

Physical and Occupational Therapy Telehealth

Temporary coverage of telemedicine visits for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health providers

Telemedicine Delivery of Mental Health Services

 Mississippi  
 Missouri

COVID-19: Telehealth – REVISED March 26, 2020

 Montana

Dental Telemedicine Notice

Requirements and Billing for Telehealth Services by Nursing Facilities

Telemedicine Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Telemedicine/Telehealth

Frequently Asked Questions on Telemedicine / Telehealth

 Nebraska

Telehealth Services for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

 Nevada

Nevada Telehealth Memo - 4.28.20 Update 

Nevada Telehealth Memo - 4.15.20 Update

Nevada Telehealth Memo - 3.27.20 Update

Nevada Telehealth Memo - 3.19.20 Update

Nevada Telehealth Memo - 3.17.20

Nevada Telehealth Resource Guide

 New Hampshire

NH Medicaid Telehealth Informational Bulletin: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (04/02/2020)

NH Medicaid Telehealth Informational Bulletin COVID-19 Preparedness and Response (03/27/2020)

 New Jersey

COVID-19 Policy Guidance: Temporary Adjustment to Allow Telehealth for Partial Care and Partial Hospitalization Services

Medicaid Newsletter: Temporary Telehealth Guidelines

PESS Guidance on Utilization of Telehealth/Telemedicine

 New Mexico

Telephonic Procedure Code Rates List

 New York

Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

 North Carolina

COVID-19 Telehealth Information

 North Dakota

COVID-19 temporary telemedicine policy

 Ohio Executive Order 2020-05D - ODM-OMAS Emergency Telehealth Guidance

Updated list of COVID-19 Telehealth Rules Frequently Asked Questions (Version 2)

Telehealth Billing Guidelines During COVID-19 State of Emergency
Please Note: this document does NOT apply to OhioMHAS-certified providers.

COVID-19 Telehealth Billing Desk Guide

Ohio Medicaid Emergency Telehealth Infograph 04/13/2020

ODM-OMAS Emergency Telehealth BH Provider Presentation Deck

 Oklahoma

Updates on the expansion of telehealth

 Oregon

Telehealth coverage of physical, occupational and speech therapy services during the COVID-19 emergency.pdf

Coverage of skill reintegration services delivered via telemedicine during the COVID-19 emergency.pdf

Expanded teledentistry coverage during the COVID-19 emergency.pdf

Telemedicine-telehealth billing guidance for Oregon Health Plan fee-for-service providers.pdf

 Pennsylvania

Telemedicine Guidelines Related to COVID-19

Providing Direct Services via Telemedicine in the School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP) During the COVID-19 Emergency

Provider Quick Tips: Telemedicine Guidelines Related to COVID-19

Managed Care Operations Memo 04-2020-009: Telemedicine Guidelines Related to COVID-19

 Rhode Island

COVID-19 TeleHealth Memo to RI FFS Providers

 South Carolina

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to New Patient and Associate and Assistant-level Provider Coverage

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Well-visit Coverage

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Associate-level Provider Coverage

 South Dakota

COVID-19 Telehealth Updates

 Tennessee

TennCare MCO Telehealth Guidance for Skilled Therapies (3.31.2020)

 Texas  Claims for Telephone (Audio-Only) Early Childhood Intervention Specialized Skills Training - 4/28/2020

Claims for Telephone (Audio-Only) Nutritional Counseling Services - 4/28/2020

Date of Service Extension for Telemedicine (Physician-Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician-Delivered) Services - 4/24/2020

SHARS Services Provided Through Telemedicine or Telehealth - 4/24/2020

Claims for Telehealth Service for Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy - 4/14/202

 Utah

Telehealth FAQ for COVID-19 Emergency

Teledentistry Guidance and FAQ for COVID-19 Emergency

 Vermont

Vermont Medicaid-participating providers are encouraged to continue the use of telemedicine for health care delivery when possible. Telehealth Resources.

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC) State-Wide Telehealth Resource Page, Including Technical Assistance for Providers. (3/30/2020)

Frequently Asked Questions. Vermont Medicaid Payments for Telephonic Services Furnished During the Emergency Response to COVID-19. (4/23/2020)

Vermont Medicaid Payments for Telephonic Services Furnished During the Emergency Response to COVID-19. (4/23/2020)

Telehealth, Telemedicine & Telephonic Coverage. Updated Guidance to Support Medicaid Providers During the Emergency Response to COVID 19. (3/20/2020)

Please note as of March 24, 2020, Vermont Medicaid has corrected the reimbursement for telemedicine 02 place of service.

 Virginia

Provider Memo including telehealth information and codes

 Washington

Apple Health (Medicaid) telemedicine and telehealth brief for COVID-19 (updated 4/28/2020)

Apple Health (Medicaid) telehealth requirements for physical, occupational and speech therapy during COVID-19 pandemic (FAQ)

Family Planning Only Program billing guide for telemedicine services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic (FAQ)  (updated 4/21/2020)

 West Virginia

Telehealth Modality for Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapy  March 20, 2020

 Wisconsin

Additional Services to Be Provided Via Telehealth

Telehealth Resources for Providers

 Wyoming

Telehealth Changes to COVID-19 


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