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During the 2018 legislative session, the Senate Finance Committee (Committee) requested that the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) convene a workgroup to identify deficiencies in existing policies related to school-based telehealth programs and develop an approach for improving these policies, which may be statutory, regulatory or technical in nature. The Committee required MHCC to report on the workgroup’s findings and provide legislative and regulatory recommendations, including associated budget estimates for programs the State should undertake to improve the delivery of school-based telehealth services. An interim presentation to the Committee was requested in January 2019 and a final report is due in November 2019. 

About the Workgroup

The School-Based Telehealth Workgroup (workgroup) will: 1) identify opportunities to use telehealth in a school-based setting; 2) determine challenges to implement and expand school-based telehealth programs; and 3) assess resources required for sustainability and scalability of school-based telehealth services. The workgroup may be divided into subgroups and discuss issues related to different areas of telehealth, including but not limited to, technology, operations, and financing. A detailed workgroup charter is available here. A list of workgroup participants is available here.

A final report was submitted to the Senate Finance Committee in October 2019.  The final report can be found here:  School-Based Telehealth Final Report (October 2019).

An interim report was submitted to the Senate Finance Committee in January 2019.  The interim report can be found here:  School-Based Telehealth Interim Report (January 2019).


Wednesday, August 28, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm; [Draft Recommendations Subgroup]

Thursday, January 10, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, October 29, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, October 02, 2018; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 2:15pm-4:00pm  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 1:45 pm-4:00pm, (MHCC Conference Room 100)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (MHCC Conference Room 100)

Thursday, May 31, 2018; 1:15pm-2:15pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm


School-Based Telehealth and Services Brief

Memo - MCO School Health Policies

Memo - Medicaid Telehealth Originating Site Billing in Schools, FY 2017

External Resources

Directions: MHCC is located at 4160 Patterson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215. From I-695 Baltimore Beltway: Take exit 18 to Liberty Road towards Lochearn, turn left at Patterson Avenue, cross over Wabash Avenue, turn left at the first light immediately after crossing over the railroad tracks, take the first right into our parking area, and MHCC is on the left.


For more information or questions about this study, please contact:

Nikki Majewski, Division Chief for Health Information Technology
Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery
Phone: 410.764.3839
Fax: 410.358.1236

Last Updated: 5/6/2021