Consulting Firm Calls Texas One of A Dozen States With Restrictive Telehealth Policy

Texas put more relaxed telehealth rules in place last year, but the state still has some of the most restrictive policies in the U.S., according to findings from a new survey by legal and consulting firm Manatt.

The firm conducted a 50-state survey of state laws and Medicaid program policies, grouping the states into three classifications: progressive, moderate, and restrictive. Texas is one of a dozen states that Manatt found to be restrictive. The others: Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

Manatt examined each state by six categories. Here’s how Texas rated in all six:

• Practice Standards and Licensure: Restrictive

• Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement: Moderate

• Medicaid-Eligible Patient Settings: Moderate

• Medicaid-Eligible Provider Settings: Progressive

• Medicaid-Eligible Technologies: Restrictive

• Medicaid Service Limitations: Progressive

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