Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network Resources & Products
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.
- Telehealth and Suicide Care (Week 1)
- Telehealth and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) (Week 2)
- Providing Culturally Relevant Telehealth Services for Latino Populations During a Pandemic (Week 3)
- Treating PTSD in the Context of COVID-19 (Week 4)
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.
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
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.
This weekly online series for providers new to with telehealth was held March-April of 2020. Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists devoted the first 20 minutes of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then addressed questions submitted by TTC Tuesday registrants.
- March 31: Telehealth Basics
- April 7: Telehealth Billing
- April 14: Telehealth Tools
- April 21: Telehealth with Children and Adolescents
- April 28: Telehealth Troubleshooting
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 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.
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.
Relias provides a comprehensive telehealth resource for providers.
Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services. This video answers common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.
Center for Connected Health Policy: Private payer legislation and policy by state
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
Washington Health Care Authority
Apple Health (Medicaid) telemedicine and telehealth brief (includes billing guidance)
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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.
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
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.
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.
This handout is for clients and patients who are transitioning to telehealth appointments.