Nebraska lawmakers have approved legislation requiring payers in the state to cover telehealth services provided by a dermatologist on an asynchronous (store-and-forward) platform.

LB 760, signed into law on August 6 by Governor Pete Ricketts, amends the state’s current guidelines to include asynchronous teledermatology, enables payers and providers to negotiate a reimbursement rate for teledermatology services and prevents insurers from excluding coverage solely because the service is delivered on a store-and-forward platform.

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