02.07.24: SMMCAC Network Adequacy and Access to Care Subcommittee Recap

This meeting highlighted Texas Medicaid’s dedication to network adequacy and the integration of telemedicine and telehealth, emphasizing a comprehensive approach to healthcare delivery. The discussions spanned HHSC’s network adequacy monitoring processes, Senate Bill 760’s reporting requirements, and the evolution of telemedicine/telehealth, including legislative milestones. Key points also covered the use of billing modifiers for telemedicine and telehealth services, the significance of distance site teleservices in expanding access to care, and the permanent adoption of telehealth flexibilities post-COVID-19. The committee reinforced Texas Medicaid’s commitment to offering a wide range of health services and ensuring telemedicine and telehealth services uphold the same standard of care as in-person services.

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