Traction is difficult for Democratic bills in the State House of Representatives. Such is the current fate of HB340, sponsored by Rep. Kip Kendrick, which has not been assigned to committee. Kendrick’s bill would make telehealth services provided to students in Missouri school districts reimbursable by Medicaid.
Instead, a similar bill, HB 319, introduced by Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, is moving forward in the legislative process.
Rep. Kendrick has voiced his support for Barnes’ bill which would provide for access to reimbursable healthcare for in-school students in those districts having established telehealth services.
See the Feb. 28 article in the Columbia Missourian for details.