With the recent events affecting us all and sudden urgency for information, we wanted to use our forum as a space for the community to be able to ask questions regarding Telehealth that other users may be able to answer in a quick manner.
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From the Center for Connected Health Policy, CMS just released new guidelines for telehealth, including some changes for what I prefer to call telehavioral services.
The guidelines include,
"Beginning July 1, 2019, the SUPPORT Act will add the enrollee’s home as an eligible originating site and remove the originating site geographic limitation on existing eligible telehealth originating sites (including the home) when treating for a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder through telehealth."
So, at least for SUD/co-occurring treatment, things are continuing to evolve.
Question? I heard that therapists are no longer able to provide Telehealth, out of their home offices. That they must return to the clinic address (location that is contracted with the insurance company)? I cannot seem to find any information on this? Is this a Federal mandate, a State mandate, a Licensing Board Mandate or just a clinic decision? Do you know anything about this?
I know there is plenty of information on the Place/Location of the client, but I am specifically asking about the location/place of the actual provider?
According to MN DHS Telehealth still includes telephonic (telephone/audio-only) services until July 1, 2023. Many of our clinic therapists use telephonic services for their clients, who live in rural areas, especially those that do not have internet or may have an unstable internet signal. It is hard to believe that telephone services would no longer be billable, due to the mental health crisis that our communities are still in. Does anyone know anything more about this? Is anyone else concerned about the end date?
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