Providing telehealth/telebehavioral services can be an opportunity to both expand your practice and help people with difficulty getting to your office. There are, however, a lot of regulatory and authorization details that you need to attend to. Here is another update from MHConcierge, following up on previous posts, Telehealth, an Overview and Telehealth, Getting Started.
I decided to provide telehealth, or telemental health, services to expand my practice, meet the expectations of my increasingly technology-savvy patient/client population, and to help meet the needs of local underserved populations. I quickly learned that getting ready to start providing telehealth services requires some research and training – my “homework.” My first step was researching whether my licensing board allows, or at least does not forbid, telehealth. In Minnesota, it is OK. Next, I researched whether my contracted insurance companies cover telehealth services, and if so whether they have limitations on this coverage. One crucial question is whether