Today the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has launched its newly redesigned website with a revamped telehealth policy database tool (called ‘Policy Finder’). Historically, CCHP has released twice a year (Spring and Fall) updates to its “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” report in the form of a PDF report document that details all the telehealth policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Over the years this has evolved to include an update to CCHP’s online database of the same information. The information in the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Report has now transitioned exclusively to a new and improved Policy Finder tool. This online database tool allows CCHP to easily update each state’s information on a more frequent basis instead of updating only in the Spring and Fall. Additionally, while there will no longer be a single PDF report with every state, the information from the online database can now be exported for each state into a PDF document using the most current information available on CCHP’s website. Don’t worry, you can still view our findings through our executive summary, infographic, and at-a-glance summary chart.
The new website also includes new features, such as:
- The ability to compare the policy of any of the topic areas for any two states
- COVID-19 state actions have now been integrated into each state policy page
- View color coded maps recapping policy trends by state across topic areas such as:
- Medicaid reimbursement for live video, store and forward and remote patient monitoring
- states with private payer laws
- Two new topic areas have been added under the Professional Requirements Category:
- Licensure Compacts
- Professional Boards Standards
This transition away from the cumbersome 500-page report over to exclusively using CCHPs new policy finder tool will result in more timely policy information that is easier for users to navigate and understand. In case you do need help navigating the new information, view this quick tutorial on how the new Finder tool can be easily utilized.