Nevada Telemedicine Policy

Telemedicine in Nevada: Policies

For a long while Nevada’s telemedicine policies were receiving failing grades by ATA standards, but things have started to look up. Nevada has gotten rid of its arbitrary restrictions on telemedicine and is increasing what types of services are covered. Great news for telehealth care providers!

Plus, Nevada is now a member of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. That’s an exciting step forward for out-of-state doctors who want to practice telemedicine in Nevada.

Nevada Medicaid Telemedicine Policy

Nevada’s state plan is required to entail reimbursement for telehealth and paid at the same rate, except for audio-only interaction.  Although the requirement is altered at various points after the state of emergency is terminated.

Nevada Medicaid and the Nevada Check Up (NCU) program reimburses for live video and store-and-forward services under specific conditions. There is no reimbursement for remote patient monitoring.

Telemedicine in Nevada

The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) has expanded its telehealth program, now reaching most provider types with services that create parity between in-person and telehealth-delivered health care. The passage of Assembly Bill 292 in 2015 allowed Nevada to expand telehealth services, dramatically improving Nevadans’ access to care as the DHCFP’s policy aims to provide the most progressive telehealth in the nation.

Telehealth is made up of both an origination site and a distant site. The originating site is defined as the location where a patient is receiving telehealth services from a provider of health care located at a distant site (via a HIPAA-compliant telecommunications system). The distant site is defined as the location where a provider of health care is providing telehealth services to a patient located at an originating site. The distant site provider must be an enrolled Medicaid Provider.

State Policy Overview

  • Medicaid
  • Private Payers
  • Parity