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Relating to Medicaid telemedicine and telehealth services.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related
Funds for SB670, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted: a negative impact of
($15,362,575) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The bill would make
no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds
to implement the provisions of the bill.
Texas Action approves of SB 670 because it removes regulatory hurdles as well as ensures that telemedicine may be utilized to reduce costs and increase efficiency of HHSC. Legislation that removes barriers between medical professionals and patients, as well as allows for new technologies to be utilized, adheres to the principles of limited government and free markets.