New Jersey Telemedicine Policy FAQ-Telehealth

Telemedicine in New Jersey: Policies

New Jersey is one of the most recent states to adopt a telemedicine parity law! This new legislation requires that private insurance companies pay for telehealth services at similar rates to in-person medical care. That’s great news for anyone interested in expanding telemedicine in the state of New Jersey.

“Telemedicine or telehealth organization” means a business entity organized as a corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company with the primary purpose of administering services in the furtherance of telemedicine or telehealth. “In furtherance of telemedicine or telehealth” means the organization is involved in the development, production or administration of telehealth technology. Any individual licensed or certified to provide healthcare services in person may provide those services (in whole or in part) through telehealth when the provision of such healthcare services is consistent with the standard of care applicable for those services. A licensed or certified healthcare provider utilizing telehealth technology as an end-user incidental to the delivery of clinical services is not required to register as a telemedicine or telehealth organization.

For example, licensed social workers providing services via video conference technology they did not develop are not required to register.

Based upon this guidance, any registrants who were not required to register, may request a refund by sending an email listing their name, the name of their company, and telephone number to [email protected] with the words “Refund Request” in the subject line.

Effective April 1st, 2021 all Telehealth and/or Telemedicine companies providing or intending to provide telehealth or telemedicine services in New Jersey must register with the New Jersey Department of Health (Department) by utilizing the application linked below.
Initial Application Registration and Payment (For credit card payments an additional 2% of the amount being paid plus $0.50)

Amendments to an Application OR Removal from the Registry

New Jersey Telemedicine Policy FAQ-Telehealth


State Policy Overview

  • Medicaid
  • Private Payers
  • Parity