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OR State Law Telemedicine/Telehealth Definition

Oregon law requires insurers to cover telemedicine services.

“Telemedical means delivered through a two-way video communication that allows a health professional to interact with a patient who is at an originating site.”

Source: OR Revised Statutes Sec. 743A.058.

OR Medicaid Program Telemedicine/Telehealth Definition

“Telemedicine is the use of medical information, exchanged from one site to another, via telephonic or electronic communications, to improve a patient’s health status.”

Source: OR Div. of Medical Assistance Program, Medical-Surgical Svcs. Rulebook, Div. 130, 410-130-0610, p. 64 (Dec. 28, 2012).
OR State Law Live Video Reimbursement

Oregon statute requires coverage of telemedicine services (which includes live video), subject to contract terms and conditions.

Source: OR Revised Statutes Sec. 743A.058.

OR Medicaid Program Live Video Reimbursement

Oregon Medicaid will reimburse for live video when billed services comply with their billing requirements.

The referring provider is not required to be present with the client for the consult.

The referring provider may bill for the patient visit only if a separately identifiable visit is performed.

Source: OR Div. of Medical Assistance Program, Medical-Surgical Svcs. Rulebook, Div. 130, 410-130-0610, p. 64 (Dec. 28, 2012).
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