Iowa Telehealth Policy

Iowa Telehealth Policy

Iowa does not currently have an active PHE.

Iowa is an expansion state with full coverage parity & full Medicaid payment parity.

Iowa Medicaid-allowable originating sites receive facility fees, and include: Offices of physicians (02, 03), psychologists, social workers, behavioral health providers, habilitation services providers, and advanced registered nurse practitioners; hospitals, CAHs, FQHCs, RHCs, and school-based clinics.

Medicaid providers eligible to bill for telehealth include: Physicians, PAs, NPs, CNSs, CRNAs, nurse midwives, behavioral health providers, clinical psychologists, and FQHCs

Non-covered Medicaid services include: Group therapies, Targeted Case Management for high-risk pregnant women and infants or for individuals in need of long-term care services

Medicaid pays FQHCs a PPS rate and does not cover RPM services.

Iowa participates in the following interstate licensure compacts: Medical, eRN, PT, OT, and EMS (Psychology, Counseling, and ASLP pending)

RECIPROCITY: Providers must be licensed in Iowa to provide telehealth services to patients in Iowa

Iowa Policy Summary Sheet