SENATE BILL No. 554
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 12-7-2-190.3; IC 12-15-5-11.
Synopsis: Telehealth services under Medicaid. Requires the office of
Medicaid policy and planning to reimburse specified providers for
telehealth services under the Medicaid program.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 14, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 554
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-7-2-190.3; (13)IN0554.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-7-2-190.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 190.3. "Telehealth services", for
purposes of IC 12-15-5-11, has the meaning set forth in
SOURCE: IC 12-15-5-11; (13)IN0554.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 12-15-5-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2013]: Sec. 11. (a) As used in this section, "telehealth services"
means the use of telecommunications and information technology
to provide access to health assessment, diagnosis, intervention,
consultation, supervision, and information across a distance.
(b) The office shall reimburse the following Medicaid providers
for telehealth services:
(1) A provider who is licensed as a home health agency under
(2) A federally qualified health center (as defined in 42 U.S.C.
(3) A rural health clinic (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(1)).
(c) The office may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to
implement and administer this section.