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Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a series of tools to help states accelerate adoption of broader telehealth coverage policies in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE), and to provide additional support to state Medicaid and CHIP agencies in their adoption and implementation of telehealth as they begin to plan beyond PHE flexibilities.

The toolkits provide states with statutory and regulatory infrastructure issues to consider as they evaluate the need to expand their telehealth capabilities and coverage policies.  As such, this toolkit describes each of these areas and the challenges they present including:

  • Coverage and reimbursement policies
  • Providers and practitioners eligible to provider telehealth
  • Technology requirements
  • Considerations for specific populations
  • State Examples and Strategies

These toolkits also include frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other resources available to states.