VA SB5080 | 2020 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Engrossed on August 26 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-17 - Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Telemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services, regardless of the originating site or whether the patient is accompanied by a health care provider at the time such services are provided. "Originating site" is defined in the bill as any location where the patient is located, including any medical care facility or office of a health care provider, the home of the patient, the patient's place of employment, or any public or private primary or secondary school or postsecondary institution of higher education at which the person to whom services are provided is located. The bill also requires each (i) insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis; (ii) corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts; and (iii) health maintenance organization providing a health care plan for health care services to provide coverage for telemedicine services regardless of the originating site and whether the patient is accompanied by a health care provider at the time such services are provided. The bill also provides that no health care provider who provides health care services via telemedicine services shall be required to use proprietary technology or applications to be reimbursed for providing telemedicine services, and requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to continue to reimburse health care providers for Medicaid-covered services delivered via audio-only equipment and by telemedicine services until July 1, 2021.

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Title

Telemedicine services; originating site.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-09-17 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-27 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N) (Y: 34 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-20 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-19 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-17HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
2020-09-17HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-09-17HouseRead first time
2020-09-17HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-08-27SenateRead third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N)
2020-08-26SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB5080S1
2020-08-26SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20200889D-S1
2020-08-26SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-08-26SenateRead second time
2020-08-20SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-08-20SenateIncorporates SB5087 (Dunnavant)
2020-08-19SenateCommittee substitute printed 20200889D-S1
2020-08-19SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
2020-08-17SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-08-17SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200554D

Same As/Similar To

SB5087 (Similar To) 2020-08-19 - Incorporated by Education and Health

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
321325(n/a)See Bill Text
3823418.16(n/a)See Bill Text
3824319(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments

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