New Insurance Law Requires Telemedicine Coverage

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill requiring health insurance carriers to cover services provided through the growing practice of telemedicine, which connects patients and doctors through high-powered camera and audio systems. If the same service would be covered in an in-person visit, then the same service must be covered if received remotely. The new law also prevents carriers from charging higher rates or co-pays for telemedicine visits.

Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal

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