Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

State coverage changes allow for more telemedicine

The state’s Medical Assistance program now is covering an expanded range of so-called telemedicine options, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Corbett’s office.

The practice uses technology such as interactive audio and video equipment, and it allows health centers and medical practitioners to reach more patients for diagnoses and treatments, particularly patients who live in rural parts of the state, according to the release.

One change removes the requirement that telemedicine consultations only can be performed with participation from the referring physician, the release stated.

Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, pays for health services for eligible individuals, according to the state Department of Public Welfare.

It covers about 2.1 million people in the state, according to the governor’s news release.

Business Events

Best Places to Work in PA

Thursday, December 08, 2022
Best Places to Work in PA

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

Healthcare Heroes

Tuesday, April 04, 2023
Healthcare Heroes

Nonprofit Innovation Awards

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Nonprofit Innovation Awards