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STATE COVID POLICY TRACKER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE TEAMS
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StateTelehealth Reimbursement
(* - explicitly includes telephone)
License PortabilityLicense FlexibilitiesOpioid Prescribing (e.g., prescribing via telehealth, extended length prescriptions)Early Prescription Refills (Y/N)CMS 1135 WaiverFlexibility given in the State waiverPaid Sick Leave (Y/N/Proposed)
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Source: Center for Connected Health Policy (see its new "Quick Glance" for an even more detailed breakdown)Federation for State Medical BoardsFederation for State Medical BoardsDEA COVID-19 Information PageSource: KFF State Data and Policy Actions to Address CoronavirusSource: KFF State Data and Policy Actions to Address CoronavirusSource: CMS Medicaid State Resource CenterSource: KFF State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
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NCSL State Opioid Prescribing Limits (6/2019)
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AlabamaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services, billing certain codes*Out-of-state physicians and PAs can apply for temporary emergency licensesNApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 daysN
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AlaskaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services*Temporarily waiving continuing education requirements for license renewal in 2020No known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults/any prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsNAllow for CNAs to work on provisional license; OOS providers to deliver telehealth while not licensed in AK
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ArizonaMedicaid and private plans must pay for telehealth at the same rate as for in person visits*Out-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary licenseDefers requirements to renew licenses expiring between 3/1/2020 and 9/1/2020; defers requirements to complete continuing education by 6 months; this applies to MDs, DOs, PAs, RNs, Pharmacists, OTs, PTs, Respiratory TherapistsNo known changes; 5-day, 90 MME/day limit to initial prescriptions for adults, w/some exceptions (but not palliative care)NApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateYAllow for CRNAs to be exempt from federal regulation requiring physician supervision
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ArkansasMedicaid coverage of telehealth services for both new and established patients*NApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateNEmergency temporary licenses for AR medical residents who have completed at least one year of postgrad training and have recommendation
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CaliforniaMedicaid managed care plans must pay for telehealth at the same rate as for in person visits;* private plans must submit their telehealth coverage plans; allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals permitted to provide services Waiving any continuing medical education requirements for the renewal of license that expire from 3/31/2020 - 6/30/2020, and for up to 6 months after following the lift of emergency declarationYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateY
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ColoradoMedicaid coverage of telehealth services (this was previously allowed as well), but now includes telephone-only, and a few new providers and services; private plans must pay for telehealth with no cost-share for COVID-related care*Out-of-state physicians or physicians-in-training can temporarily provide services; out-of-state nurses part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) can provide servicesAll health professionals with expired or lapsed liscence may operate with a 60 day grace period without finesYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments; temporarily delay Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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ConnecticutMedicaid waiving the home-bound requirement and allowing initial as well as subsequent telehealth visits. (Telephone for established only)Out-of-state physicians, nurses(RNs, CNAs), respiratory care practitioners, PTs, psychologists, social workers and EMS personnel may provide temporary assistance for 60 daysNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults, 5-day limit to any prescription for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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DelawareMedicaid coverage for telehealth, including initial visits, allows for out-of-state providers*Out-of-state physicians, PAs, respiratory therapists, paramedics, EMTs, nurses (practical nurses, professional nurses, APRNs, and CNAs) authorized to provide servicesYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateN
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FloridaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services; allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may provide services only with the American Red Cross or the Department of HealthSuspend licensing and renewal requirements for all exisiting licenses for 30 daysNo known changes; 3-day limit to prescriptions for acute pain, extended to 7-day supply based on professional judgement; acute pain excludes palliative careYApprovedProvider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; paperwork relief; SNF admission easedN
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GeorgiaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services;* patient must initiateOut-of-state physicians may apply for temporary emergency licenses YApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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HawaiiMedicaid coverage of telehealth services*Out-of-state physicians, ODs, and PAs may provide services No known changes; 7-day limit to initial concurrent prescriptions of opioids and benzos, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative care settingsN
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IdahoOut-of-state MDs, DOs, and PAs may provide servicesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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IllinoisMedicaid and MCO coverage for telehealth using existing visit codes,* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state MDs, RNs, PAs, pharmacists, and respiratory care therapists may provide services, as long as their own licenses are operating under the authority of IEMA/IDPH or at a LTC facility, hospital, or FQHCNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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IndianaMedicaid and MCO coverage for telehealth using existing visit codes,* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesIf a medical student is in his or her last semester of a 4 year program OR has completed a 4 year program, they may be issued a limited scope temporary medical permitNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults/any prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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IowaMedicaid coverage for telehealthOut-of-state physicians may provide services, including telehealthPhysicians with a lapsed medical license or expired in good standing within 5 years may provide services; all continuing education requirements are temporarily suspendedNApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 daysN
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KansasPrivate plans must cover telehealth visits at the same rate as in person; allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary licensesExtensions granted for continuing education deadlinesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateN
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KentuckyMedicaid and Medicaid MCO coverage for telehealth; telephone calls for established patients*Out-of-state MD and DOs may apply for temporary licensesNo known changes; 3-day limit to initial prescriptions of Schedule II for acute pain, w/some exceptions (but not palliative care)YApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsProposed
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LouisianaMedicaid and Medicaid MCO coverage for telehealth,* new and established patients; private plans must waive any limitations restricting access to providers included in networksOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary licensesNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults/any prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MaineMedicare and private plan coverage of telehealth services;* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state physicians and PAs may apply for temporary licensesDelay licenses expiration and renewal for 30 days, including completion of CME requirementsNo known changes; 100 MME/day and duration limits to prescriptions for acute and chronic pain, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MarylandMedicaid and Medicaid MCO coverage for telehealthOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesDelay license expiration and renewal for 30 days after state of emergency is liftedNo known changes; law requires providers to prescribe lowest effective dose of an opioid and a quantity that is not greater than needed for the expected duration of pain, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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MassachusettsMedicaid and private plan coverage for telehealth at same rates as in person; allowable for initial visits*Out-of-state physicians may apply for temporary emergency licenses Delay license expiration and renewal for 90 days after the end of the EmergencyNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults/any prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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MichiganMedicaid and Healthy Michigan coverage for telehealth, including initial visit*Out-of-state health professionals may provide servicesContinuing education requirements waivedNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MinnesotaPrivate plans must cover telehealth servicesLegislation eliminates refill timelines for opiate or narcotic pain relieversNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MississippiMedicaid coverage for telehealth at same rates as in person*Out-of-state physicians allowed to treat patients with whom they have a pre-existing doctor-patient relationshipExtended deadline for continuing medical education from 6/30/2020 to 12/31/2020NApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MissouriMedicaid and MCOs coverage for telehealth for initial and subsequent visits,* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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MontanaMedicaid coverage for telehealth for initial and subsequent visits at same rate as in person visits;* private plans voluntarily expanding telemedicine coverageOut-of-state health profesionals may apply for temporary emergency licenseNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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NebraskaMedicaid coverage for telehealth services;* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesTemporary suspension of the limitations on the number of PAs that a physician may superviseNo known changes; 7-day limit to prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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NevadaMedicaid coverage for telehealth services*Out-of-state physicians, PAs, NPs, EMTs, respiratory care practitioners, paramedics, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, med students, nursing students, meddical lab directors and technicians, and behavioral health professionals may provide servicesWaivers and exemptions for licensing renewals, including continuing eduation requirementsNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for acute pain, 90 MME/day limit for opioid-naive patientsNApprovedExtend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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New HampshireAll plans must cover telehealth services at same rate as for in person visits* COVID-related care shall have no cost-shareOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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New JerseyMedicaid and private plan coverage for telehealth services for initial and established patients,* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary emergency licensesNo known changes; 5-day limit to initial prescriptions for acute pain for lowest effective dose, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorizations; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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New MexicoMedicaid and MCO coverage for telehealth services at the same rate as in person*Out-of-state health professionals may provide servicesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment in Mcare or another stateN
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New YorkMedicaid and MCO coverage for telephonic E&M for established patients*Out-of-state physicians may provide servicesFor license renewals due between 3/1/2020-6/1/2020, 100% online continuing education will be permitted to complete requirementsNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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North CarolinaMedicaid coverage for telehealth E&M services for established patients*Out-of-state health professionals (including behavioral health) may provide servicesNo known changes; 5-day limit to initial prescriptions for acute pain, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedProvider enrollment in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settings; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; suspend Mcaid prior authorization requirementsN
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North DakotaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services at the same rate as in person*Out-of-state health professionals (including behavioral health) may provide servicesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another stateN
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OhioMedicaid coverage for telehealth services for initial and subsequent visits*Out-of-state physicians may provide servicesSuspend enforcement for continuing education requirements for license renewals through 3/1/2021NNN
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OklahomaMedicaid coverage of telehealth services*Out-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary emergency licensesYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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OregonMedicaid coverage of telehealth services*Out-of-state physicicans and PAs may provide services; other out-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary emergency licensesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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PennsylvaniaMedicaid coverage for telehealth services at same rate as for in person visits*Out-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary emergency licensesSuspended requirements for continuing educationNo known changes; 7-day limit to prescriptions in ER/urgent care/hospital observation and any prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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Rhode IslandMedicaid and private plan coverage for telehealth services,* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may apply for a temporary 90-day licenseNo known changes; 30 MME/day limit to up to 20 doses for initial prescriptions for adults for acute pain, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment in Mcare or another stateY
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South CarolinaMedicaid and private plan coverage of telehealth services*Out-of-state physicians, PAs, and respiratory care practitioners may apply for temporary licensureNApprovedExtend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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South DakotaOut-of state health profesionals may provide services, including telehealthNApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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TennesseeMedicaid MCO coverage of telehealthOut-of state health profesionals may provide services Delay expiration and renewal of licenses set to expire between 3/12/2020 and the 3 months from the date on which state of emergency order terminatesNApprovedSuspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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TexasMedicaid coverage for telehealth services for initial and subsequent visits*Out-of-state physicians, PAs, and retired physicians, nurses, and other health profesionals may apply for temporary licensesPhysician and PA licensees whose permit expires between 2/28/2020-5/31/2020 will be extended through 8/31/2020 NApprovedExtend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment in Mcare or another stateN
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UtahOut-of-state physicians may apply for temporary license expiring in 180 daysSuspended continuing education requrements for those with license expiration between now and 9/30/2020No known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions for adults for acute pain, w/ some exceptions (not palliative care)NNProposed
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VermontMedicaid coverage for telehealth services at the same rate as in person visits, new and established patients;* allows for out-of-state providersOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary and emergency licenses NApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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VirginiaMedicaid and MCO coverage for telehealth services for initial and subsequent visits*Out-of-state health professionals engaged by a hospital, licensed nursing facility or dialysis facility may provide servicesNApprovedTemporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; suspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020N
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WashingtonMedicaid and MCO coverage of telehealth services for established patients; private plans must cover telehealth from in-network providers for medically necessary services at same rate as in person Out-of-state health professionals registered in the volunter health practitioner system may provide servicesYApprovedProvider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; paperwork relief; SNF admission easedY
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Washington, DCMedicaid coverage of telehealth services, new and established patientsOut-of-state health professionals may provide servicesYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsY
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West VirginiaMedicaid coverage for non-emergent E&M servicesOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary licensesSuspend requirement that medical licenses are only valid for 2 years; suspend continuing medical education reuqirement prior to renewalNo known changes; 7-day limit to initial prescriptions of lowest effective dose for adults; 3-day limit to prescriptions for minors, w/palliative care and other exceptionsYApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; extend pre-existing authorization to permit services approved to be provided on or after 3/1/2020; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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WisconsinMedicaid coverage of telehealth services,* new and established patientsOut-of-state health professionals may apply for temporary license NNN
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WyomingOut-of-state physicians and PAs may provide servicesNApprovedSuspend Mcaid prior authorization requirements; suspend long-term care preadmission assessments for 30 days; temporarily delay scheduling of Mcaid fair hearings; provider enrollment if enrolled in Mcare or another state; provision of services in alternative settingsN
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(1) Federally, eligible providers (DEA-registered practitioners) can prescribe schedule II-V controlled substances - including opioids - via telehealth for duration of emergency, including to patients for whom they have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation, provided certain conditions are met. Practitioners with DEA registration numbers are permitted to prescribe in neighboring states to dispense controlled substances, when state laws allow for reciprocity during emergency period
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(2) As of March 30, 2020, few states with relatively restrictive opioid laws (see 2018 tracker from the National Conference of State Legislatures: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prescribing-policies-states-confront-opioid-overdose-epidemic.aspx) have taken steps to temporarily "open up" these laws to ensure that people living with serious illness have access. Please email paymentandpolicy@capc.org if you know of any opioid prescribing-related COVID policies.
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