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The Future of Telehealth

Famcare

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the age of telehealth. Perhaps too quickly in many cases, but most clinicians agree that without the nudge from COVID-19 they never would have encouraged the widespread use of telehealth.

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Covid-19 Telehealth Publications

Society of Clinical Psychology

Covid-19 Psychology Resources: SCP is compiling a list of publications relevant to tele-psychology on a new page called Covid-19 Telehealth Pubs. The post Covid-19 Telehealth Publications first appeared on Society of Clinical Psychology.

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Telehealth is Here to Stay: Now Let’s Do It Well

inSocialWork

The swift emergence and staying power of the COVID-19 pandemic gave a massive nudge to social workers to move to telehealth or online services to meet the needs of their clients. The post Telehealth is Here to Stay: Now Let’s Do It Well appeared first on UB Social Work. Shannon Miller.

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House Passes Bill Extending Telehealth Reimbursement

CAPC

Bill moves to senate before it is passed into law. News Bites Payment and Program Financing Policy

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Social Work Tech Talk: The Art of Telehealth

The New Social Worker

COVID lockdown forced many social workers to integrate telehealth into their practice, but not much has been written about the mechanics. Here are tips to help you with familiar and unfamiliar platforms, plus the nuts and bolts of needed hardware

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CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

Social Work Blog

Following a recent update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies. A blog post written by NASW Senior Practice Associate Denise Johnson, CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth , clarifies what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services.

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CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

Social Work Blog

Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies. The purpose of this blog is to clarify what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services. CMS revised the description for POS codes 02 and 10 for telehealth. POS 10: Telehealth Provided in Patient’s Home.

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Extension of Medicare Telehealth Billing Flexibilities

CAPC

Congress extends the existing Medicare waivers for 151 days after the PHE expires. News Bites Payment and Program Financing Policy

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Project Early Palliative Care in COPD (EPIC): A Multiphase Evaluation of the Telehealth Intervention

CAPC

Study found promising results for telephonic palliative care intervention for patients with COPD. News Bites

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Telehealth is Gaining Traction, but do Mental Health Providers Like It?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Legislation allowing for telehealth to be practiced across state lines and to be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person care (see Adler-Milstein, Kvedar, & Bates, 2014; Brooks et al., Telehealth and patient satisfaction: a systematic review and narrative analysis.

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Omnibus Enacted with Many Health Care Provisions

CAPC

Medicare cuts reduced and telehealth flexibilities remain. News Bites Payment and Program Financing Policy

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CMS 2023 Home Health Final Rule: What Agencies Need To Know

Relias

The information will help CMS analyze the characteristics of beneficiaries who use remote services and understand the social determinants that affect them, as well as the barriers that exist for the different subsets of patients who use telehealth.

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2023 Healthcare Trends: Are You Ready?

Relias

From the growth of home-based care and telehealth to regulation changes, post-acute care leaders need to be aware of this year’s industry trends. Telehealth is increasing. The report also found trends in the kinds of services Medicare beneficiaries receive via telehealth.

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(CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Key Provisions Impacting Clinical Social Workers

Social Work Blog

These provisions are outlined below and cover a number of areas, including but not limited to telehealth, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and reimbursement. Telehealth. We welcome the proposed continuation of audio-only services as a telehealth modality.

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Overcome Healthcare Workforce Challenges With Purpose, Innovation

Relias

Acute Care Coronavirus Nurse Retention Recruiting/Hiring Telehealth Turnover/Retention Workforce ShortageThe American Hospital Association’s (AHA) 2023 Health Care Workforce Scan examined the current state of the healthcare workforce with a deep dive into employment challenges across U.S.

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Nurse-Midwives: Solution for Maternity Care Deserts?

Relias

Support from telehealth services. If bringing providers to low-resource communities is not feasible, telehealth could provide another bridge to services. Acute Care Maternal Mortality Population Health Management Social Determinants of Health TelehealthIn the U.S.,

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Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare: A Digital Path to Resilience

Relias

Telehealth technology is one great example. Telehealth has enabled providers to offer care to clients no matter where they live, without the need to break social distancing best practices. For many years, telehealth has been leading the charge for digital transformation in healthcare.

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Staff Development Vital for Adapting to Shifting Rehab Therapy Needs

Relias

And though the status of certain telehealth services components (like reimbursement and interstate restrictions) remains unclear after the temporary public health emergency declaration status expires, they continue to be immensely popular among many patients. “We’re

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Federalism

Famcare

Social workers are on the move, and telehealth has become ubiquitous. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demographics and logistics of the Social Work profession have shifted dramatically.

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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for CY 2022

Social Work Blog

Telehealth. Before the public health emergency (PHE), Medicare telehealth coverage was limited. As a result, CMS temporarily expanded telehealth coverage under the PFS. Payment will not be made to a telehealth service unless the above conditions are met.

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Social Work Licensure Portability: A Necessity in a Post-COVID-19 World

Social Work Blog

The author writes: The pandemic created a new practice landscape characterized by telehealth and geographically dispersed clients. COVID-19 highlights the need for portability of social work licensure to be a priority.

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Home Health Agencies Face Financial Burden of Proposed CMS Payment Cut

Relias

Mandatory Telehealth Reporting. As a home health provider, you have had opportunities to incorporate telehealth visits without reimbursement during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS is still not allowing billing for telehealth, and no reimbursement is outlined in the proposed rule.

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Crisis Prevention and Intervention in the Age of COVID-19

Relias

While crisis prevention and intervention studies are ongoing, early findings suggest that telehealth is a promising way to help those with mild SUDs. In fact, research has shown that telehealth leads to an increase in the number of patients showing up for psychotherapy appointments.

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GuestPost: Surviving a Major Bipolar Depressive Episode and Finding a Purpose in my Life by Becky Rowland

Bipolar Bandit

At home, I did coloring in adult coloring books, journaling, reading, and engaged in counseling sessions via telehealth. Biography I had my first mental illness episode with psychosis symptoms when I was 20 years old in 1982.

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What to Expect From Virtual Addiction Treatment

Gateway Foundation

Fortunately, researchers have found evidence suggesting telehealth treatment is equally effective for patient retention and treatment satisfaction. More and more substance use treatment facilities are starting to offer telehealth services, with an almost 30% increase between 2017 and 2020.

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Free Interactive Feelings Monster Activity

Creative Play Therapist

Using any telehealth platform with screen sharing capabilities, you can open the presentation on your screen and share with the client as they direct you on how to decorate the monster. Instructions. CLICK HERE to make a copy of the Feelings Monsters Google Slides presentation.

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Highlights of CMS 2023 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

Social Work Blog

The following provides key takeaways for clinical social workers: Telehealth. CMS is proposing several policy changes to Medicare telehealth services. This includes extending coverage for telehealth services that have been temporarily authorized during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS is proposing telehealth claims use the appropriate place of service (POS) indicator on the claim, in lieu of the modifier “95,” after 151 days following the end of the PHE.

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Culturally Informed Therapy for Schizophrenia: A Review

Society of Clinical Psychology

Thus, future interventions should seek to disseminate similar culturally responsive protocols through various modalities, such as telehealth. telehealth) that may also help bolster dissemination efforts? Diversity is not an adjunct descriptor of the U.S.

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Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Proposed Rule for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Social Work Blog

NASW will be providing comments to CMS on the proposed physician fee schedule and encourages social workers to submit individual comments especially in the areas of telehealth, behavioral health, chronic pain management services, and the Quality Payment Program.

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We Want to Hear from You!

Social Work Blog

March 27 – COVID-19 Telehealth: Providing Mental Health Support Safely, Ethically and Competently. October 29, 2021. It is hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of our second year living with COVID-19.

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Time for New Outreach to Social Workers

Social Work Blog

Topics of highest interest to survey respondents going forward include: ethics, social justice and equity, regulatory issues, telehealth, and mental health. March 27 – COVID-19 Telehealth: Providing Mental Health Support Safely, Ethically and Competently. February 2, 2022.

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News Items – August 19, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Without full reimbursements, advocates warn future of telehealth in Maine at risk. Lynn Stanley, executive director of the Maine chapter of the National Association of Social Workers , said the smaller reimbursements could limit providers from offering telehealth — even though it’s become critical for many people facing a lack of childcare, transportation or other limiting factors. “We’re Jan Finch is a member: We need to connect with others. Hood County News.

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Suicide prevention specialist Dr Christine Moutier on data, science and trends during COVID-19

MQ Mental Health

And it raised the profile of telehealth in the US, although legal hurdles remain. Content warning: this post contains references to suicide and self-harm.

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News Items – September 2, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Social Workers highlight importance of telehealth coverage. She worried when companies do not make the same decision Goodwill did, care providers, including for mental-health services, may not be able to offer telehealth visits. “We’re encouraging businesses, organizations and agencies that have self-insured plans to look at their plans and make sure that telehealth is reimbursed at the same rate as the in-person visits,” said Stanley.

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NASW News Hits May 2022

Social Workers Speak

David Ige to veto a bill that could restrict telehealth appointments for mental health services. A woman holds a sign at a reproductive rights protest. Getty Images.

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NASW News Hits – January 2022

Social Workers Speak

NASW Texas Chapter Government Relations Director Alison Mohr Boleware was quoted in a Valley Central article on insurance companies not paying for telehealth mental health claims in Texas.

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World Mental Health Day 2021: Addressing Inequities in Care

Relias

Expansion of reimbursement of telehealth services , for example, has opened up services to many individuals who would otherwise not have been able to safely see a mental health provider. Across the world, October 10 is hailed as World Mental Health Day.

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Successful Lobbying Requires Building Relationships, Finding Common Ground – Your Social Work Advocates Digital Edition is Now Available

Social Work Blog

Other subjects included social work and public health, leadership challenges in health care, telehealth, integrated health and climate change. Successful Lobbying Requires Building Relationships, Finding Common Ground. By Laetitia Clayton, Editor. Social work is political.”

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News Items – August 12, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Lynn Stanley is executive director of NASW-ME: Social Worker: Telehealth Reimbursement Parity Critical for Future. Lynn Stanley, executive director of the Maine chapter of the National Association of Social Workers , said the smaller reimbursements could limit providers from offering telehealth – even though it’s become critical for many people facing a lack of childcare, transportation or other limiting factors.

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NASW Observes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Month

Social Work Blog

This resource was created by Veteran Affairs’ National Center for PTSD and Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology. June 2022. NASW recognizes June as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD impacts millions of people in the United States.