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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.)

Language: English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit