Innovating with Telepsychiatry to Improve Mental Health Care in Health Centers
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data
Resource Subtopic: Telehealth.
Keywords: Billing, Contracting, Legal Issues.
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: Archived Webinar
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, etc.)
National Association of Community Health Centers
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Resource Summary: This webinar will present research results comparing two different approaches to providing telepyschiatry to rural health center patients with complex psychiatric disorders. Presenters will discuss clinical outcomes for both groups of patients and implementation-related issues such as credentialing and privileging telepsychiatrists/telepsychologists, EHR access for telepsychiatrists/telepsychologists, expanding scope of practice, billing, no-shows, contracting, and indemnity.
Resource Details: With both the vast unmet need for mental health services and a shortage of psychiatrists in rural underserved areas, telepsychiatry has gained increasing interest among health centers.