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Indian Health Care Providers series #2: Introduction to Telebehavioral Health

11:00am - September 24, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Collaborating TTC: Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: September 24, 2020
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Indian Health Care Providers Series

This series is specifically for WA State and Region 10 Indian Health Care Providers, Tribal and Urban Indian Behavioral Health Program Providers

Please join the Northwest MHTTC and our Organizing Partners to provide the second of two webinars on Telebehavioral health

This event, Session 2, features Dr. Chris Fore, Director, IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence at Indian Health Service. Dr. Fore will present “Introduction to Telebehavioral Health for IHCPs”, covering topics such as defining telehealth, workflow considerations, configuring the space and privacy issues, billing and reimbursement and special considerations and more. The focus will be informed by the previous session’s discussion. Lucilla Mendoza, tribal behavioral health administrator with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), will attend as the HCA billing/IHCP expert to attend and help field questions.

Organizing Partners include the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center of the University of Washington's Behavioral Health Institute in partnership with the WA State Health Care Authority (HCA).  Key Tribal Partners include the Indian Health Service's Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE), the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) of Washington State and others.

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Partners & Presenters

Chris Fore, Ph.D, Director, IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence at Indian Health Service

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Melody McKee, MS, SUDP, Program Director for the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center through Harborview Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Institute

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Cara Towle, MSN, RN, MA, Associate Director for Telepsychiatry at the University of Washington

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Kathryn Akeah and Jen Olsen, American Indian Health Commission
Mike Longnecker, Tribal Operations and Compliance Manager, WA HCA
Kristi Woodard, LICSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Portland Area Indian Health Service (IHS)
Lucilla Mendoza, MSW, CPP Tribal Behavioral Health Administrator, Office of Tribal Affairs, WA HCA


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