Maryland Medicaid Telehealth Program

TELEHEALTH PROGRAM COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted 9.09.2020

Posted 9.01.2020
Telehealth Guidance for School-Based Health Centers during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Posted 6.02.2020

Posted 5.11.2020
Posted 5.06.2020
Guidance on Well-Child Visits and Preventive Care During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted 4.28.2020​
Hospital Provider Alert Guidance on Telehealth Services

Posted 4.16.2020

Posted 4.14.2020
COVID-19 #16 - DDA Waiver Programs Telehealth and Telephonic Guidance

Posted 4.7.2020

Posted 4.6.2020

Posted 4.2.2020​


Posted 3.27.2020​
 
 
Posted 3.25.2020​

On March 20, 2020, Governor Hogan issued Executive Order No. 20-03-20-01 to authorize the reimbursement of audio-only health care services and to grant further flexibility regarding the use of HIPAA-compliant telehealth technology during the state of emergency. 

Please see the following memoranda for guidance:


​Posted 3.17.2020

The Secretary of Health has temporarily expanded the definition of a telehealth originating site under COMAR 10.09.49.06 to include a participant’s home or any other secure location as approved by the participant and the provider for purpose of delivery of Medicaid-covered services. The purpose of this expansion of regulatory authority is to ensure individuals can access certain health care services in their own home while mitigating possible risk for transmission of COVID-19. This expansion applies to services delivered to a Medicaid participant via fee-for-service or through a HealthChoice Managed Care Organization (“MCO”). This expansion will remain in place until further notice by the Department. Medicaid distant site providers delivering services via telehealth to a participant in their home must continue to comply with all other requirements of COMAR 10.09.49 and the Maryland Medicaid Telehealth Program Manual.  

Please see the full text of the Secretary's order here: COVID-19 #1, March 12, 2020

For up to date information and guidance on COVID-19 in Maryland, visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.
EXTERNAL RESOURCES
Maryland Board of Physicians, Telehealth – Maryland State of Emergency – COVID-19 

​TELEHEALTH GENERAL UPDATES 

Effective October 7, 2019, Maryland Medicaid Telehealth Program expanded telehealth to allow all distant site provider types. Providers must consult their professional licensing boards to check if rendering services via telehealth is permitted within their scope of practice. The Telehealth Program does not have any geographic restrictions.

Telehealth participants may be enrolled in the fee-for-service (FFS) program or a HealthChoice managed care organization (MCO). Telehealth providers must be enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program.

Effective January 1, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health reimburses for remote patient monitoring services for chronic conditions.

Email mdh.telemedicineinfo@maryland.gov for questions or requests for more information.​
 
TELEHEALTH PROGRAM RESOURCES 
COMAR 10.09.49 Telehealth Services (updated October 2019)
Telehealth Program Manual​​ (updated April 2020)