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Or. Admin. R. 410-130-0610 - Telemedicine

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Telemedicine is the use of telephonic or electronic communications to relay medical information form one site to another site to improve patients’ health status. Providers billing for telemedicine services are responsible for:

  • Complying with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Department of Human Services (DHS) Confidentiality and Privacy Rules, and security protections for the patient in connection with the telemedicine communication and related records;
  • Obtaining and maintaining technology used in the telemedicine communication that is compliant with privacy and security standards in HIPAA and Department Privacy and Confidentiality Rules;
  • Ensuring policies and procedures are in place to prevent a breach in privacy or exposure of patient health information or records (whether oral or recorded in any form or medium) to unauthorized persons;
  • Complying with the relevant Health Service Commission (HSC) practice guideline for telephone and email consultation;
  • Maintaining clinical and financial documentation related to telemedicine services.

Current as of June 2015