Arizona Executive Order Expanding Telemedic

Executive Order prevents insurers from charging more for a telemedicine visit than they would for an in-person visit. In addition, the order:

  • Requires all Medicaid plans in the State of Arizona to cover all health care services that are covered benefits to be accessible by telemedicine to AHCCCS members, while prohibiting those plans from discounting rates for services provided via telemedicine;

  • Includes all electronic means of delivering telehealth including telephone and video calls;

  • Ensures that a patient’s home is considered an approved location to receive telemedicine services;

  • And prohibits a regulatory board from requiring a medical professional who is authorized to write prescriptions to conduct an in-person examination of a patient prior to the issuance of a prescription.

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