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MT State Law Telemedicine/Telehealth Definition

“Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by a physician located outside the state, who performs an evaluative or therapeutic act relating to the treatment or correction of a patient's physical or mental condition, ailment, disease, injury, or infirmity, and who transmits that evaluative or therapeutic act into Montana through any means, method, device, or instrumentality under the following conditions:

The information or opinion is provided directly to a patient in Montana for compensation or with the expectation of compensation;
The physician does not limit the physician's services to an occasional case;
The physician has an established or regularly used connection with the state, including but not limited to: (i) an office or another place for the reception of a transmission from the physician; (ii) a contractual relationship with a person or entity in Montana related to the physician's practice of medicine; or (iii) privileges in a Montana hospital or another Montana health care facility.”

Source: MT Code Annotated, § 37-3-342.

Telemedicine means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications technology that is:

Used by a health care provider or health care facility to deliver health care services at a site other than the site where the patient is located; and
Delivered over a secure connection that complies with the requirements of HIPPA.

The term includes the use of electronic media for consultation relating to the health care diagnosis or treatment of a patient in real time or through the use of store-and-forward technology.
The term does not include the use of audio-only telephone, e-mail, or facsimile transmissions.

Source: MT Code Sec. 33-22-138.
MT State Law Live Video Reimbursement

Private payers are required to provide coverage for services delivered through live video, equivalent to in-person coverage.

Eligible providers under this law include:

Physicians
Registered professional nurse
Advanced practice registered nurse
Genetic counselor certified by the American board of genetic counseling
Diabetes educator certified by the national certification board for diabetes

Eligible facilities under this law include:

Critical access hospital
Hospice
Hospital
Long-term care facility
Mental health center
Outpatient center for primary care
Outpatient center for surgical services

Sourece: MT Code 33-22-138
MT State Law Store and Forward Reimbursement

Private payers are required to provide coverage for services delivered through store and forward technology, equivalent to in-person coverage.

Eligible providers under this law include:

Physicians
Registered professional nurse
Advanced practice registered nurse
Genetic counselor certified by the American board of genetic counseling
Diabetes educator certified by the national certification board for diabetes

Eligible facilities under this law include:

Critical access hospital
Hospice
Hospital
Long-term care facility
Mental health center
Outpatient center for primary care
Outpatient center for surgical services

Source: MT Code 33-22-138
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