Bulletin: OIC releases audio-only telemedicine rules effective Dec. 22, 2021

December 9, 2021

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) finalized its’ regulations for Washington State’s new audio-only telemedicine law that takes effect Dec. 22, 2021. The new rules are based on the statutory audio-only telemedicine language found in in RCW 48.43.735 and provide clarity to providers and payers regarding patient consent and how to document consent; unforeseen circumstances in which an audio-visual telemedicine visit switches to audio-only telemedicine; the use of substitute providers, and the definition of “same amount of compensation” in RCW 48.43.735.

Click here to read WSHA’s bulletin on the OIC’s new audio-only telemedicine rules.


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