TQ TeleConnection- January 2019

Illinois Expands Reimbursement for Diabetes Care Via Telehealth

January 02, 2019 - A new law taking effect in Illinois this week expands coverage for telehealth programs aimed at seniors living with diabetes.

HB 5351, passed in May 2018 and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in August, amends the Illinois Insurance Code to mandate that any “individual or group policy of accident or health insurance” that includes telehealth coverage expand that coverage to include licensed dietitian nutritionists and certified diabetes educators. The coverage would apply in particular to care providers serving seniors in their homes.

mHealth Intelligence (1/2/19)

Eric Wicklund