The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has adopted a new emergency rule relating to telemedicine and telehealth for physical medicine and rehabilitation services.
New 28 Texas Administrative Code §167.1 was adopted on an emergency basis became effective April 13, 2020.
Amerigroup Texas is now offering Medicaid consumers the option to access medical and behavioral healthcare providers through telehealth visits at no cost. On Aug. 1, Amerigroup Texas launched a new Medicaid benefit that allows eligible consumers to log into LiveHealth Online through a smartphone, tablet or computer that has a webcam, to visit with board-certified doctors, licensed therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Also, because this telehealth option is being extended as a benefit, eligible Amerigroup Medicaid consumers do not pay a fee to see healthcare providers via LiveHealth Online.