OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5483

AN ACT CONCERNING COVERAGE OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES UNDER MEDICAID.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Social Services, Dept.

GF - Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill permits the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish a demonstration project to offer telemedicine services as a Medicaid-covered service at federally-qualified health centers. The bill may result in a cost to the DSS if a demonstration project is implemented. The cost of the project is indeterminate and would be dependent on yet to be established rates and program utilization. This service is not and has not been a Medicaid-covered service; therefore data on cost is not currently available.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.