States That Require Verification for Telemed Encounters - McDermott

50-State Survey: States That Require Identity Verification for Telemedicine Encounters


Verifying the identity of a patient prior to delivering telehealth services is important to prevent a range of potential risks, including the creation of fake accounts, insurance fraud and drug abuse/diversion. A growing number of states and health plans require the verification of a patient’s identity. This verification activity has become a standard practice in the telehealth industry and is expected to continue.