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Delaware Health and Social Services ("Department") / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) initiated proceedings to submit a state plan amendment regarding telemedicine services specifically, to recognize the Medicaid beneficiary's place of residence as an originating site. The Department's proceedings to amend its regulations were initiated pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10114 and its authority as prescribed by 31 Delaware Code Section 512.
The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the July 2015 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced by July 31, 2015 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
42 CFR 410.78, Telehealth services
After providing background information on Teladoc including the Teladoc Delivery Model and noting the company's work with Delaware legislators on House Bill (HB) 69, An Act to Amend Title 18 and 24 of the Delaware Code Relating to Telemedicine Services, Teladoc, Inc. offered the following comments:
Agency Response: Your comments raised policy or operational issues that are outside the scope of the proposed rule. Store and forward technologies will be addressed in a future rulemaking. Thank you for your comments.
Agency Response: DMMA agrees. The revision appears in [bracketed bold type].
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation regarding telemedicine services, specifically, to recognize the Medicaid beneficiary's place of residence as an originating site, is adopted and shall be final effective September 10, 2015.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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