New Telehealth Insurance Law Creates More Availability For Patients

A newly signed telehealth bill will create more options for Illinois patients. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the measure yesterday that will allow patients to access telehealth without first having to see a provider in-person or provide a reason. The bill also requires insurers to reimburse providers at the same rate as for in-person care. Pritzker has demonstrated support for the practice previously when signing a March 2020 executive order to expand access to telehealth.