Wisconsin Telemedicine Policy

Telemedicine in Wisconsin: Policies

Although Wisconsin doesn’t have a parity law in place, many providers are successfully practicing telemedicine in the Badger State. As part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Wisconsin has made it easier to practice telehealth across state lines. Keep reading to learn more about Wisconsin’s telemedicine policies!

What services will be included?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) aims to provide more flexibility for Wisconsin Medicaid members to make it easier to receive health care. To do this, DHS is currently working on expanding permanent telehealth policy. Some services that may be available through telehealth for Wisconsin Medicaid members include:

  • School-based services: Medical services related to a student’s special education needs.
  • Medication therapy management: Consultations with a pharmacist to review medications you are taking.
  • Targeted case management: Help to gain access to and coordinate medical, social, educational, vocation, and other services.
  • Therapies: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
  • Behavioral health: Services for mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral treatment.
  • Dentistry: Consultation and care for teeth and mouth conditions.

DHS established a temporary telehealth policy to ensure access to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary policy flexibilities for telehealth services related to COVID-19 are not tied to the federal or state declaration of a public health emergency. The temporary policy will continue until DHS creates permanent, expanded policy.

State Policy Overview

  • Medicaid
  • Private Payers
  • Parity