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To All District of Columbia Medicaid Providers: 
The purpose of this transmittal is to notify all Medicaid providers of standards governing eligibility for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving healthcare services via telemedicine under the Medicaid fee-for-service program, and to establish conditions of participation for providers who deliver healthcare services to Medicaid beneficiaries via telemedicine.
On Friday, July 8, 2016, DHCF’s Medicaid-Reimbursable Telemedicine Services Notice of Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking was published in the DC Register. Per the notice, the emergency rulemaking was adopted on June 23, 2016 and shall become effective for eligible services rendered on or after that date.  Public comments on this rule will be accepted until August 6, 2016. This rule is also located on DHCF’s website at www.dhcf.dc.gov.    
Please see the attached telemedicine provider guidance document for additional information on which providers are eligible to bill for services delivered via telemedicine, which services are eligible to be delivered via telemedicine, and how providers should bill for these services.
If you have any questions regarding this transmittal please contact the Division of Public and Private Provider Services by telephone at (202) 698-2000.