Pritzker signs bill to expand telehealth coverage

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CHICAGO — Illinois residents will soon have greater access to contraceptives and telehealth services.

The services help providers reach more people in need of help.

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill Thursday to expand telehealth coverage. But should this virtual care be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person care?

Payment parity requires insurers to pay for telehealth and in-person services at the same rate.

The bill Gov. Pritzker signed permanently extends payment parity for mental health and substance abuse services. All other telehealth will be covered through 2027.

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Illinois is one of the first states to turn its emergency response into a permanent reality.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is making telehealth a permanent practice. They have about 60,000 telehealth visits every month.

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