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Mississippi Governor Expands Telehealth for Medicaid

On Thursday, March 19, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced the expansion of Medicaid coverage for telehealth services, in an effort to limit unnecessary travel, clinic visits, and possible exposure – through April 30, 2020.  The Division of Medicaid’s Telehealth Policy includes the following:

  • A beneficiary may access telehealth services from his or her home;
  • A beneficiary may use his or her personal cellular device, computer, tablet, or other web camera-enabled device to seek and receive medical care with a qualified distant-site provider; and
  • Any limitation on the use of audio-only telephonic consultations is waived.

The new policy covers all Mississippi Medicaid programs, including fee-for-service providers, Medicaid managed care, and CHIP.

Additional details can be found in the Governor’s announcement, available here: https://medicaid.ms.gov/reeves-administration-announces-temporary-medicaid-changes-in-response-to-coronavirus-outbreak/


Related updates: The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure issued a proclamation on Sunday, March 15, announcing measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read more.