This presentation offers learners an overview of how to use telemental health and video visits in the changing landscape surrounding the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. As clinicians seek to quickly offer remote and video visits, it is important that they be aware of the legal, clinical, cultural, and practical aspects in using technology to deliver care. This presentation covers topics including assessing which telemental health platform to use, licensure, issues around consent, online prescribing, billing and payments, and special situations.
Note: This presentation was recorded on March 20, 2020. Regulations and rules may have changed. It is recommended that you check with your State's Medical Board to get the most up-to-date information. A good resource to use is http://www.fsmb.org/advocacy/covid-19/.
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- List at least one legal, regulatory, and/or financial rule governing telehealth that has changed in the last month.
- Relate how these changes impact your ability to offer video visits.
- Utilize the APA Telepsychiatry Toolkit to identify three sections to support your use of video visits.
- Identify at least four relevant references for up to date telemental health information around regulation, safety, and best practices.
Psychiatrists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: March 20, 2020
Program End Date: December 31, 2020
Continuing Education Credit
This activity has NOT been designated for continuing education credit. Only a non-credit certificate of completion will be awarded.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, UC Davis Health; Alan Stoudemire Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, UC Davis
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association
- John Torous, MD, MBI, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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