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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

The Office of Inspector General is recommending that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) more closely review telehealth claims for adherence to requirements and offer education to providers to increase awareness of those requirements.

Learn from our interview of Elizabeth (Liz) Grady, LPC, LPCS, DCC from eSupport, PLLC https://www.esupportcounseling.com/  Liz and her colleagues noticed a need for online counseling and clinical supervision in North Carolina and have worked to fill that need.  Liz shares how she prepared for, implemented, and succeeded at providing these important services.

 

Learn about the benefits of telebehavioral health services for the prison population by listening to our interview with Tracey Simpson, LPC, NCC, MAC.

 

Learn about the origins of e-prescribing and its parallels with implementing telehealth into health systems by listening to our interview with Lori Metz, LCSW, CCM.

You can learn more about Lori Metz by clicking on her website here.

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In order for an LMHC to retain their license in NY they must complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years by a CE provider who has been approved by the NY Mental Health Practitioners Board.  Only 12 of these hours can consist of self-study activities.  Live webinar courses are considered live hours.

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In order for a social worker to retain their license in NY they must complete 36 hours of continuing education every three years by a CE provider who has been approved by the NY Social Work Board.  Only 12 of these hours can consist of self-study activities.  Live webinar courses are considered live hours.

The military and VA use telehealth more than any organization I know of.  They also have conducted research which shows that it reduces no-show rates and hospital readmissions and provides access to many clients who normally would not have received care.

Both, working with the military and providing telebehavioral health services require specific awareness and skills.  Our interview with Mercia Cummings provides you a view of what it is truly like to provide the services. 

Getting started in telebehavioral health can seem like a great hurdle.  During this interview, Marilyn Garcia, LCSW, shares how she quickly got started and how she is expanding her private practice. 

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Technological improvements nationwide have meant an increase in telehealth services since patients and providers can communicate in a variety of two-way, real-time methods that provide remote consultation, home monitoring, and counseling, to name just a few.

However, specialized treatment is often elusive in rural areas. In order for states to adequately handle the rapid expansion of telehealth services, significant development of remote connections is necessary when providing access to a variety of specialists in both telemedicine and telemental health.

Every day patients are transitioning back home from hospitals.  Often, they are not able to do all that they once were able to do.  This not only is distressing for the patient but also for the family.  Medical social workers who provide home health services get an insider’s view of what life is like for the patient and their family.  This allows them to be more effective and accessible. 

Many patients have barriers to the treatment they are needing.  Such as transportation to appointments, timely appointments, meetings with the whole care team, and family meetings.  The use of technology has allowed patients to overcome these barriers

Iris Turtz, LMSW, has over 28 years of experience as a licensed social worker.  For several years she has assisted people with disabilities, has worked as a medical social worker, and worked in home health services.  In this interview, Iris shares how serving clients directly in their home environments and using technology has greatly benefited her clients.

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