What’s a telemedicine parity law? If you’ve been researching telemedicine, you’ve probably seen this phrase around. Parity means equal.
When a state passes a telemedicine parity law, it means private payers in that state have to reimburse for telemedicine care in the same way they would for in-person care. So whenever a new parity law passes, it’s a huge win for telemedicine!
If your state doesn’t have a telemedicine parity law right now, don’t sweat! Many private payers still cover telemedicine anyway. They’re just not legally required to reimburse.29 states and counting.
29 states and Washington D.C. have now passed parity laws for telemedicine. And this number will keep going up! 8 additional states currently have proposed parity laws on the table. Plus, commercial payers are increasing motivated to cover telemedicine anyway, because of the cost-savings it can bring.