France: Generalization and Liberalization of Telemedicine in France

10/31/2018

THE YEAR 2018 MARKS A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF TELEMEDICINE IN FRANCE.

TELECONSULTATIONS ARE HENCEFORTH REIMBURSED BY THE FRENCH HEALTH INSURANCE FUND, JUST LIKE “STANDARD” CONSULTATIONS. THIS PRACTICE HAS ALSO BEEN LIBERALIZED THROUGH THE REPEAL OF THE OBLIGATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH REGIONAL HEALTH AGENCIES AND AGREEMENTS BETWEEN OPERATORS THAT CARRY OUT A TELEMEDICINE ACTIVITY.

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