Arizona Telemedicine Policy

Telemedicine in Arizona: Policies

A leading center of innovation in the United States, Arizona is on the fast track for improving telemedicine coverage. The Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona regularly meets with Arizona legislators to report on enhancements and innovation in telemedicine and discuss potential changes to the state laws.

Arizona is unique because of its partial telemedicine parity law. In other words, the state requires private payers to reimburse for telemedicine, but only for ‘rural’ areas and specific health care services.

New legislation in regards to private payer laws with regards to telemedicine is slated to take affect January 1, 2021. If you practice telemedicine within the state of Arizona, we strongly recommend reviewing the new state statutes (AZ Senate Bill 1089) in its entirety prior to January 1, 2021.

State Policy Overview

  • Medicaid
  • Private Payers
  • Parity