Telehealth

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network Resources & Products

Clinical Innovations in Telehealth Learning Series

Clinical Innovations in Telehealth Learning Series is a weekly online series targeting high-priority clinical issues for providers using telehealth. Experts in clinical care and telehealth devoted the first segment of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then addressed questions submitted by registrants. 

National MHTTC Telehealth: Responding to COVID-19

Here we highlight MHTTC training and technical assistance products and resources related to telehealth, as well as a compilation of telehealth resources from other reputable organizations. 

Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health 

This is a three-part webinar series geared toward providers who are making the transition from in-person to telehealth services. Session content focused on practical strategies and equity concerns related to engaging children, adolescents and families using distance technology

Supporting WA State Behavioral Health Providers to Optimize Telehealth in Response to COVID-19 

Northwest MHTTC and the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center of the BHI partnered to present an 8-session telehealth learning series for behavioral health providers across the continuum of behavioral health care in Washington State in response to COVID-19.

Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays 

This weekly online series for providers who are unfamiliar with telehealth launches March 31, 2020, and continues through the end of April 2020. Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists will devote the first 20 minutes of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then address questions submitted by TTC Tuesday registrants. Recordings of the 20-minute presentations as well as additional resources will be posted on this page.

Telehealth Toolbox for School Personnel

The Telehealth Toolbox for School Personnel, developed by the Mid-America MHTTC, is a practical and concise guide to incorporating telehealth into your routine as a provider working with students. 

Telehealth Training and Resource

Telehealth is an effective means of providing mental health services, especially during a time of physical distancing. Recognizing that many providers are new to offering mental health care via telehealth, and that rural providers may face unique challenges, the Mountain Plains MHTTC have developed products, trainings, and resource lists to assist in the transition. 

 

Other Resources 

General

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC)

NCTRC is committed to helping your organization/practice overcome barriers, advance telehealth education, and share resources. The regional TRCs will work with you to solve healthcare delivery problems. Across the US, your regional TRC will be there to provide you with technical assistance, education, and various resources.

How to Provide Telehealth Services Now and Beyond 

Relias provides a comprehensive telehealth resource for providers. 

Medicare

Medicare list of eligible services

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

List of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth

Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services. This video answers common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.

General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Center for Connected Health Policy: Private payer legislation and policy by state

VSee: Billing and Coding for Telehealth During COVID-19 with Michael Enos video.


Transition Age Youth & Young Adults


Tip Sheet: Telehealth with Transition Age Youth & Young Adults. Created by the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University. The tips cover unique topics related to YYA services, such as safety planning and how to hold wraparound meetings in a socially distanced environment. The list was compiled via consultation with youth peer support specialists, clinicians, and supervisors who work with young people

 

Privacy

Video: Tips to Keep Your Telehealth Visit Private

Telehealth and Privacy Tips for for Providers

Telehealth and Privacy Tips for Clients

Telemedicine Resources from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Sample Telemedicine Acknowledgement Form

Coding for Telemedicine Services from American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Other Organizations

Washington Health Care Authority 

Request a Zoom license to connect with patients (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Request a laptop for telehealth (during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Activating your Washington Health Care Authority Zoom account

FAQ on Apple Health (Medicaid) behavioral health policy and billing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apple Health (Medicaid) telemedicine and telehealth brief (includes billing guidance)

Information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for behavioral health providers

COVID-19 and opioid treatment programs

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

APA

Telepsychiatry Toolkit APA's Telepsychiatry Toolkit

Developed by the APA Work Group on Telepsychiatry, this toolkit is an evolving resource for members who want to learn about the various aspects of telepsychiatry, including clinical, training, and policy considerations. As new topics emerge, more resources and information will be added to this toolkit. The toolkit covers topics from history, training, practice/clinical, reimbursement and legal issues from leading psychiatrists.

AIMS Center

Telehealth and Clinical Training Resources during COVID-19

Providers are rapidly shifting from in-person to telehealth visits in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The below resources from clinical, policy, and financial perspectives may be useful to assist operations and clinical staff in erecting a telehealth program

Telehealth Tips for Behavioral Health Providers

It is increasingly common for behavioral health providers to be asked to engage patients and conduct visits by videoconferencing or other HIPAA-compliant technology. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines synchronous telehealth visits as "two-way audiovisual link[s] between a patient and a care provider" (Healthit.gov, 2017). This handout includes some tips for behavioral health providers to consider when conducting synchronous telehealth visits. 

SMI

Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID19

This free, on-demand webinar is timely and valuable overview on the latest developments, guidelines and best practices in telehealth during the COVID-19 era. This activity does not offer continuing education credit, only a certificate of participation.

How to Prepare for a Video Appointment

This handout is for clients and patients who are transitioning to telehealth appointments.