Lacktman Quoted on New Mexico Legislation to Expand Telemedicine, Telehealth Coverage

02 April 2019 mHealth Intelligence News
Partner Nate Lacktman was quoted in an article in mHealth Intelligence, “New Mexico OKs New Telemedicine Rules, Including Coverage Parity,” about a bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would expand telemedicine and telehealth coverage to include remote patient monitoring and store-and-forward services, as well as set coverage and payment guidelines.

Lacktman, who helped draft the bill, said roughly 36 states and the District of Columbia now have legislation in place setting coverage guidelines for health plans, 10 of which also mandate payment parity. “If signed into law, the bill should bring New Mexico to the forefront of telehealth coverage, benefitting patients and helping catalyze the growth of these technologies throughout the state,” he said.