Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed five bills that require health insurers and others to cover telemedicine visits without requiring an in-person visit.

“I was pleased to sign bills today that will increase access to health care in Michigan by ensuring that telemedicine and remote patient monitoring services will be covered by insurers and by Medicaid,” said Ms. Whitmer said in a signing letter to the Legislature. “These bills codify significant pieces of Executive Order 2020-86, which broadly expanded access to telemedicine as part of Michigan’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the virtues of telemedicine are not unique to this moment, so Michiganders will benefit from reduced costs, increased accessibility, and lower transmission rates of infectious diseases at the doctor’s office for years to come.”

HB 5412 (PA 97), HB 5413 (PA 98), HB 5414 (PA 99), HB 5415 (PA 100) and HB 5416 (PA 101) were filed with immediate effect.

Tele Visit Appointment Instructions

Notice from Office of Civil Rights for Telehealth

Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center-