AN ACT TO REQUIRE MEDICAID AND NC HEALTH CHOICE REIMBURSEMENT TO FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS FOR TELEMEDICINE, TELEPSYCHIATRY, AND CLINICAL PHARMACIST PRACTITIONER SERVICES.
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure Medicaid and NC Health Choice coverage of telemedicine and telepsychiatry services provided through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and requires that these services be considered core services. Requires DHHS to provide Medicaid and NC Health Choice reimbursement for telemedicine and telepsychiatry services provided through an FQHC through the prospective payment system (PPS) at 100 percent of the PPS rate. Requires DHHS to ensure Medicaid and NC Health Choice coverage of clinical pharmacist practitioner services provided through a Federally Qualified Health Center. Requires DHHS to amend the specified coverage policy as is necessary to implement the act. Requires DHHS to submit any necessary waivers or amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Effective January 1, 2020.