States Provide Payment Parity for Telehealth and In-Person Care

Updated August 25, 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many states have instituted policy and reimbursement changes to encourage providers to use telehealth, including mandating temporary payment parity for those services. As states’ public health emergencies have come to an end, several states have enacted legislation that extends or makes permanent some of the COVID-related telehealth reimbursement requirements. This map shows which states mandated telehealth payment parity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those that have made changes to this effect that extend beyond the public health emergency period.

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