Medicaid patients have to receive telehealth services while at an eligible originating site:
- College or university student health or counseling office
- Community-based substance use disorder provider
- Deaf or hard of hearing participant’s home or any other secure location approved by the participant and provider
- Elementary, middle, high or technical school with a supported nursing, counseling or medical office
- Local health department
- Hospital, including emergency department
- Nursing facility
- Private office
- Opioid treatment program
- Outpatient mental health center
- Renal dialysis center; or
- Residential services site
Effective October 1, 2015, Maryland Medicaid combined the Telemedicine and Telemental Health Programs and renamed them as the Telehealth Program. The Telehealth Program serves Medicaid participants regardless of geographic location within Maryland.
Telehealth providers have to enroll in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and register as an originating or distant site.