JACKSON, Miss. – You are getting grade A telemedicine coverage in Mississippi according to the American Telemedicine Association in its State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Coverage and Reimbursement. Only sever other states received that grade, including: Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia. The states with the lowest grades included: Connecticut, Iowa and Rhode Island.
Last year, state lawmakers in Mississippi passed a law requiring health insurance plans to cover telemedicine practices and reimbursements.
“We are committed to providing quality healthcare to all Mississippians, and telemedicine is closing the gap for many rural patients around the state,” said Governor Phil Bryant.
Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. This is particularly useful for people who are unable to leave their homes, or for people who live in rural areas that may not have the means to see a specialist that can best suit their needs.