SB 20-212

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 12, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 06, 2020

Reimbursement For Telehealth Services


The act prohibits a health insurance carrier from: Imposing specific requirements or limitations on the HIPAA-compliant technologies used to deliver telehealth services; Requiring a covered person to have a previously established patient-provider relationship with a specific provider in order to receive medically necessary telehealth services from the provider; or Imposing additional certification, location, or training requirements as a condition of reimbursement for telehealth services. The act specifies that, to the extent the state board of health adopts rules addressing supervision requirements for home care agencies, the rules must allow for supervision in person or by telemedicine or telehealth. For purposes of the medicaid program, the act: Requires the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to allow home care agencies to supervise services through telemedicine or telehealth; Clarifies the methods of communication that may be used for telemedicine; Requires the state department to reimburse rural health clinics, the federal Indian health service, and federally qualified health centers for telemedicine services provided to medicaid recipients and to do so at the same rate as the department reimburses those services when provided in person; Requires the state department to post telemedicine utilization data to the state department's website no later than 30 days after the effective date of the act and update the data every other month through state fiscal year 2020-21; and Specifies that health care and mental health care services include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hospice care, home health care, and pediatric behavioral health care. The act appropriates $5,068,381 to the state department from the care subfund for telemedicine expansion services and prohibits the state department from using the appropriation for the state-share of medicaid services. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



Jul 06, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 19, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the Speaker of the House


Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 13, 2020


Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 12, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 11, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 10, 2020


House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee

Jun 09, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance Appropriations


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 08, 2020


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 06, 2020


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage

Jun 02, 2020


Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Jun 01, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/06/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/19/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/12/2020) PDF
Revised (06/11/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/09/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/08/2020) PDF
Introduced (06/01/2020) PDF
PA3 (06/11/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/06/2020) PDF
PA1 (06/04/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (06/02/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/11/2020) PDF


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