Telemedicine on phone Assembly Bill 744, “updates telehealth definitions and contracting law to ensure people have access to health care regardless of where they live.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a move that could expand telehealth access to all California residents, a bill that’s already made it through the legislature would compel health plans to reimburse providers equally for visits that would achieve the same results whether conducted in person or via video conferencing.

According to Government Technology, the bill just awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom; his decision is expected by October 13.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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