Bill Will Help TelePsychiatry Patients with Medicaid Reimbursement, Service Access, Protecting Privacy and Potentially Improved Outcomes
(Chicago, IL) – Yesterday, Presence Health supported Senate Bill 2069 moved closer to final passage with a unanimous 10-0 vote by the Illinois Senate Special Oversight Committee on Medicaid Managed Care in Springfield. The final bill would remove the requirement that a licensed health professional be in the room for an entire TelePsychiatry visit in order for the clinic to be reimbursed by Medicaid. Additional benefits provided by the bill include protection of a patient’s right to privacy, thereby increasing the likelihood of successful treatment and progress, and improved access to mental health specialists.
Illinois Senator Pamela J. Althoff (32nd District) noted her visit to the Presence Health Bolingbrook Telehealth facility left her impressed with how health care can be digitally delivered to patients.
*Addendum to March 14, 2017 Media Announcement Titled:
“Unanimous HHS Vote Moves Presence Health Supported Telehealth Bill Closer to Passage”
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Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.