Medicaid Coverage of Medication Abortion Delivered via Telehealth

Executive Summary

The COVID-19 public health emergency has shown the need to increase access to health services through telehealth, including for Medicaid beneficiaries. A year into the pandemic, millions of people have accessed services via telehealth. The need and desire for telehealth will persist after the pandemic ends, particularly for individuals seeking time-sensitive reproductive and sexual health care including abortions. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) encourages all providers to strategize how they could integrate telehealth into their services since the use of telehealth can increase abortion access.

We are excited to release three fact sheets that we hope will be helpful to advocates, providers, and policy-makers:

For additional recommendations on how Medicaid should cover services provided via telehealth, please see NHeLP’s Medicaid Principles on Telehealth.

 

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