By: Cat Duffy
Telehealth medication abortion (TMAB) service delivery has greatly increased, including the expansion of asynchronous service delivery models. This issue brief walks through what asynchronous service delivery of medication abortion looks like and the potential benefits of this model in addressing major access barriers, particularly for people with low-incomes. It concludes with an overview of the current Medicaid asynchronous telehealth coverage landscape in the seventeen states that use state funding to provide abortion coverage to Medicaid enrollees, highlighting specific policy barriers we identified during the research for this brief. It also contains a chart that provides an overview of the key policies implicating Medicaid coverage of asynchronous telehealth in the seventeen states examined in this research.