The challenges that arise from use of telehealth and tele-mental health flow from a variety of federal and state standards governing licensing, reimbursement, regulation of medical devices, and security, among other compliance issues, such as HIPAA privacy and security, must be considered with any telehealth, telemedicine and tele-mental health activities.
- Discuss the current state of the law regarding licensing requirements for practitioners engaging in telehealth and tele-mental health, and provide state-specific examples.
- Discuss and provide examples of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement of telehealth and tele-mental health.
- Review HIPAA Privacy and Security standards and requirements applicable to telehealth and tele-mental health and address the impact of COVID-19 waivers etc. on telehealth and tele-mental health.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Helen Oscislawski, Esq., is a corporate and regulatory attorney whose practice for over the last 20 years has focused almost exclusively on advising and representing clients in the healthcare industry. She is known to many as a “go to” attorney for legal guidance and advice on HIPAA privacy, security and breaches; 42 CFR Part 2; telehealth & telemedicine; as well as laws regulating the access, use and sharing of medical, health and genetic information, generally. In 2008, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine appointed Helen to the New Jersey Health Information Technology Commission (NJ-HITC) to fill the seat designated by statute for “an attorney practicing in this State with demonstrated [experience] in health privacy.” In 2010, Governor Christie reappointed Helen to the NJ-HITC for another 2-year term and she was tapped to serve as Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee for the New Jersey HIT Coordinator.
This course consists of 1 credit hour.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1 credit hour.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023
Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 60 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
Teaching methods for this course includes recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.