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      Telehealth is defined as “the use of telecommunications and information technologies to share information, and provide clinical care, education, public health, and administrative services at a distance (Lazur et al., 2019).”  In other words, telehealth is a form of medical care given over the internet or wireless network from a provider to a patient in need.  This type of health care seems to be growing more popular due to people not wanting to wait in doctor’s offices for long periods of time, lack of transportation, or might be too sick to leave their residence.
            In 2015, Nevada passed a parity law that requires private insurance, Medicaid and worker’s compensation to provide coverage for telehealth services at rates that are comparable to that of in office care. Medicaid covers live-video and store-and-forward telehealth services state-wide, instead of having restrictions on rural areas only.  There are some restrictions on covered online services like a patient with end stage renal disease, this kind of patient must have at least one face-to-face visit.  Any type of provider can perform telehealth exams in Nevada and receive informed consent for every type of telehealth encounter.  Nevada is even a member of the Interstate medical licensure compact which makes it easier for out of state providers to become licensed in Nevada and start performing telehealth exams (Evisit, 2019).  It sounds like Nevada is on board with telemedicine and has almost no restrictions and the patients will be covered through their insurances. 

Evisit.  (2019).  Nevada telemedicine policy.  Retrieved from https://evisit.com/state- telemedicine-
            policy/nevada/
Lazur, B., Bennett, A., and King, V.  (2019).  The evolving policy landscape of telehealth services
        delivered in the home and other nonclinical settings.  Milbank Memorial Fund. Retrieved
        from https://www.milbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/IssueBrief_CenterMilbank
          Telehealth_Final_v2.pdf

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