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Telemedicine Helps SNFs Connect Patients to Mental Health Services

March 11, 2019 - A national provider of behavioral healthcare services for long-term care facilities is using telemedicine to address an urgent need for mental health care. Texas-based Deer Oaks, which works with some 1,400 LTCFs in 27 states, is using virtual care to connect residents with behavioral healthcare providers, enabling those residents to get treatment at the time and place that suits both...


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Congress to Try Again on Medicare Coverage for Telemental Health

by Eric Wicklund

Congress is taking another stab at legislation that would expand telehealth access for Medicare beneficiaries seeking mental health services at home. The Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act (HR 1301), reintroduced last month by Reps....

New Medicaid Telehealth Standards in Massachusetts Draw Criticism

by Eric Wicklund

Massachusetts may have opened the doors to Medicaid coverage for certain telemental health services this year, but a new analysis by a national law firm finds that the guidelines for telemedicine use may be more restrictive than...

Maryland Mulls Medicaid Reimbursement for Telemental Health Services

by Eric Wicklund

Maryland lawmakers will soon be debating a bill that aims to reimburse psychiatric services delivered through telemedicine for residents on the state’s Medicaid program. HB 1200, submitted earlier this month, would require the...

Massachusetts Embraces Telemental Health for Medicaid Members

by Eric Wicklund

Roughly 1.9 million Massachusetts residents on Medicaid will soon be able to access mental health services through telemedicine. MassHealth, the commonwealth’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Provider (CHIP) program,...

Federal Grants to Boost Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers

by Eric Wicklund

More than 100 school-based health centers across the country are getting federal funding to develop telehealth and mHealth platforms for mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services. The US Department of Health...

Telehealth Gives College Students a Discreet Path to Counseling

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are discovering that a telehealth platform is an effective forum for connecting with college students dealing with stress and other mental health issues. “It can introduce a lot of people to a form of therapy...

ATA Presses DEA to Loosen Telemedicine Restrictions for Prescribing

by Eric Wicklund

The American Telemedicine Association is urging federal authorities to loosen the reins on regulations that restrict mental health professionals from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. In a letter to the U.S. Drug...

New Jersey Gets $2.3M to Expand Telehealth Programs for Children

by Eric Wicklund

New Jersey healthcare providers are getting more than $2.3 million to expand telehealth and telemedicine programs to identify and treat children with behavioral and mental health issues. The state will use a five-year $2.225 million grant...

Telehealth Gives Patients a Real-Time Link to Mental Health Support

by Eric Wicklund

A Texas-based psychiatry clinic is using telehealth to help patients manage their health outside the doctor’s office. Carter Health Psychiatry & Wellness, located just south of Houston in Friendswood, has launched a remote...

Reimbursement Barriers Still Plague Telemental Health Expansion

by Eric Wicklund

Federal and state efforts to boost telemental health may be blossoming – in particular for students, seniors and veterans – but “a lack of meaningful coverage and reimbursement rules” means the telemedicine...

Avera Adding 24/7 Telemental Health to eCARE Telemedicine Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Avera Health is using a grant of almost $8 million to expand its telehealth platform to support a 24-hour telemental health service. Announced on World Mental Health Day, the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based health system is getting $7.8 million...

Congress Mulls Expanding Telehealth to Help Veterans With PTSD

by Eric Wicklund

Congress is taking aim at veteran healthcare with a proposal to expand access to telehealth and telemedicine for those dealing with mental health issues like PTSD. The Enhancing Veterans Experience with Telehealth Services (eVETS) Act,...

Congress Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis With Telehealth Expansion

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth and Telemedicine programs that assist healthcare providers in treating people with substance abuse issues will be getting a significant upgrade, thanks to a massive bill passed by Congress and headed to President Donald...

HHS Grants to Help Native Americans Expand Telehealth Resources

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are earmarking more than $50 million to expand telehealth programs and other healthcare service to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes address opioid abuse. The funding, through the Health and Human Services...

Telehealth Can Connect the Dots Between Chronic Pain, Mental Health

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth advocates have argued that a connected health platform can help providers improve care management for patients with chronic pain. A New Jersey-based pain management and neurology clinic is putting that idea to the...

Fitbits For Physicians: New mHealth Project Targets Provider Stress

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth wearables, long seen as a tool for helping patients manage their health, are now being tested as a care management tool for their doctors. Researchers at the University of Michigan, who have been analyzing stress levels of medical...

HHS Makes a Pitch for Telemedicine in Substance Abuse Treatment

by Eric Wicklund

The Health and Human Services Department wants to remind everyone that telemedicine can be an important tool in treating people with addiction and substance abuse issues. In a blog timed to coincide with Prescription Opioid and Heroin...

Stanford Researchers Use an mHealth Patch to Measure Teenager Stress

by Eric Wicklund

Stanford University is using an mHealth wearable in a new study looking for a connection between stress and depression in teenagers. Researchers in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science are using the Vital...

UK Schools to Test mHealth App for Mental Health Conversations

by Eric Wicklund

Hundreds of teachers in the UK will soon be testing an mHealth app designed to guide them in talking to students about mental health issues. Developed by the University of London’s Royal Holloway branch, MindAid is billed as a...

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