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Relating to telemedicine medical, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.
HB 1063 would require the Health & Human Services Commission to provide reimbursements for home tele-monitoring services for certain pediatric patients under Medicaid. This would include patients who are being concurrently treated by at least three medical specialists, who are diagnosed with end-stage solid organ disease, who have received an organ transplant, or who require mechanical ventilation. The bill would also repeal the sunset provision for Medicaid reimbursement of tele-monitoring health services.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1063 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles. Although this bill includes a significant fiscal note, we assume that costs associated with the the expansion of telemonitoring service will be offset by lower use of other medical services.