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Telemental Health Info & Resources

Telemental health, the use of telehealth technology to provide mental health and substance us services from a distance, has rapidly expanded over the past few years, with the COVID-19 public health emergency accelerating this expansion. Providing psychiatric-mental health nursing care using telemental health requires new approaches, procedures, processes, and more. This collection of resources and information is here to support you as you adapt and explore this mode of care delivery. You’ll find:

 

Telemental Health Best Practice Guidelines & Resources

Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

Epstein, Becker, Green Free Telemental Health Laws App

One law firm's compilation of state-specific content relating to the regulatory requirements for mental health practitioners seeking to provide telehealth services.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Supports Telehealth in Nurse Practitioner Education

2018 paper that provides faculty with an overview of telehealth modalities, discuss strategies to incorporate telehealth into NP curriculum, and NONPF’s recommendations.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Resources

Telepsychiatry Toolkit, Coding for Telemedicine Services, Telepsychiatry Clinical Update, Telepsychiatry Guidelines & Policies, Clinical Practice Center
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

American Telemedicine Association Research, Case Studies, & White Papers

A collection of research, case studies, white papers and independent research on telehealth services
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines

An archive of practice guidelines covering a variety of areas of care.
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

American Psychological Association Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

Telepsychology Definition, Competence of the Psychologist, Standards of Care, Informed Consent, Confidentiality of Data & Information. Security & Transmission of Data & Information, Disposal of Data & Information & Technologies,
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American Psychiatric Association Telepsychiatry Toolkit

History & background, Training, Legal & Reiumbursement Issues, Technical Considerations, Practice & Clinical Issues
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center Treating Suicidal Patients During COVID-19

A series of videos covering: Initiating & Making Remote Contact, Assessing Suicide Risk, and Developing a Safety Plan Remotely
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

CMS Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Overview of Medicare coverage and payment of virtual services.
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Joint Commission Providing Behavioral Health Care Via Telehealth

Covers issues relevant to organizations managing the COVID-19 pandemic
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SAMHSA Evidence-based Resource Guide: Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

CMS General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine ToolKit

CMS Telemedicine General Policy Guidance, Telehealth Implementation Guide, State Statute Guidance, Basics on Setting up Telehealth, Telehealth Technical Assistance, Selecting a Vendor, Articles, Patient and Community Resources
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CDC Guidance: Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth Modalities, Benefits and Potential Uses of Telehealth, Strategies to Increase Telehealth Uptake, Telehealth Reimbursement, Safeguards for Telehealth Services, Potential Limitations of Telehealth
Telemental HealthBest Practice Guidelines & Resources

HHS Best Practice Guide to Telehealth for Mental Health Care

Getting Started with telemental health, Developing a telemental health strategy. Billing for telemental health. Preparing patients for telemental health, Individual & Group Teletherapy, Tele-Treatment for Substance Use Disorders