1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 44: Health Maintenance Organizations


Section 4406-G Telehealth delivery of services

Public Health (PBH)

1. A health maintenance organization shall not exclude from coverage a service that is otherwise covered under an enrollee contract of a health maintenance organization because the service is delivered via telehealth, as that term is defined in subdivision two of this section; provided, however, that a health maintenance organization may exclude from coverage a service by a health care provider where the provider is not otherwise covered under the enrollee contract. A health maintenance organization may subject the coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to co-payments, coinsurance or deductibles provided that they are at least as favorable to the enrollee as those established for the same service when not delivered via telehealth. A health maintenance organization may subject the coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to reasonable utilization management and quality assurance requirements that are consistent with those established for the same service when not delivered via telehealth.

  2. For purposes of this section, "telehealth" means the use of electronic information and communication technologies by a health care provider to deliver health care services to an enrollee while such enrollee is located at a site that is different from the site where the health care provider is located.