California Telemedicine Policy

Telemedicine in California: Policies

With its first telemedicine parity laws passed in 1996, California has a long history in telemedicine reimbursement and was one of the first states to acknowledge the value of telemedicine. In fact, the Center for Connected Health Policy has a dedicated page for California.

Like many other U.S. states, California recognizes the importance of telemedicine in improving healthcare access for patients challenged by distance or mobility. California has been actively pursuing legislation to expand telemedicine access, from developing guidelines for using telehealth in schools to including Associate Marriage and Family Therapists as appropriate telehealth providers.

State Policy Overview

  • Medicaid
  • Private Payers
  • Parity