Telehealth Rule Making Colorado Department Health Care Policy and Finance

July 14, 2020

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - Medical Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, August 14th, 2020, 9:00 am on rules regarding Telemedicine. The hearing will be held at: 303 East 17th Avenue, 11th Floor, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

This rule revision makes permanent the expanded telemedicine authorized during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, and as authorized for permanent adoption in Senate Bill 20-212, for select physician services, home health, Federally-Qualified Health Center, Family Planning, Rural Health Clinic, and Community Mental Health Centers/Clinic services. The expanded telemedicine modalities include interactive audio, interactive video, or interactive data communication in lieu of face-to-face visits between clients and health professionals. The purpose of the rule revision is to present the Telemedicine emergency rule for permanent adoption. The Department will work with stakeholders to study the rule's implementation and prepare a report for the SMART Government Act hearing, as required by legislation.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Wednesday, July 15th, 2020.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.