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FQHC Webinar Series Part 3 – Telehealth and Mental/Behavioral Health

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This webinar will focus on a very popular area in which telehealth can help deliver services: Mental/Behavioral Health. Telehealth has been shown to be an effective way in providing mental and behavioral health services and is one of the specialties many public and private payers will reimburse for if technology is utilized. This webinar will explain how to integrate telemental/behavioral health into your organization. Get tips and hear stories from clinics who have successfully done so to help you establish your own program.

Speakers:
Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Program Director – Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
Scott Weatherill, Chief Information Officer – Horizon Health Care, Inc.

Moderator:
Mei Kwong, JD, Executive Director – Center for Connected Health Policy

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FQHC Webinar Series, Part 2 – Using Telehealth to Treat Substance Use Disorder in a CHC Setting

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There is increased interest in how telehealth can be used to address substance use disorders (SUD) as well as funding by governmental agencies to provide such services. However, what type of SUD services can a community health center offer via telehealth? This webinar will discuss potential ways in which clinics can integrate these services into their organization and the potential issues they may encounter.

Speakers:
Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, Medical Director of the Center for Key Populations – Community Health Center, Inc.
David Kan, MD, DFASAM, Chief Medical Officer – Bright Heart Health

Moderator:
Mei Kwong, JD, Executive Director – Center for Connected Health Policy

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FQHC Webinar Series Part 1 – Telehealth and Chronic Care Management

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With the increasing number of reimbursement codes and interest from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in paying for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services in Medicare, opportunities are available to CHCs to take advantage of utilizing remote patient technology (RPM) to address their community’s needs. By managing chronic conditions, more serious health episodes may be avoided leading to potential cost saving and better quality of life for patients. Join us as we explore these opportunities and how to take advantage of them.

FQHCs will learn how to intiate their own telehealth program. Our presenters are directors of FQHCs and will be sharing what FQHCs need to consider when developing a telehealth program, from selecting equipment to policy issues that need to be consider. Listen in on these FQHC success stories and gain insight in jumpstarting your own telehealth program.

Speakers:
Kathy Wibberly, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Howard Chapman, Director of Programs and Development, Tri-Area Community Health
Richard Albrecht, Director, Telehealth Network, Health Network Holdings, Inc.

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California DHCS Releases Comment Responses to Proposed Telehealth Policy

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Original Source: Center for Connected Health Policy

In late 2018, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), which administers California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal), released proposed updates to their telehealth policy manuals, including those for fee-for-service, managed care, Indian Health Services, Family Plan, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT), dentistry and federally qualified health centers/rural health clinics (FQHC/RHCs).  Proposed policy changes included allowing the distant site/treating provider to decide when it is appropriate for telehealth to be used and whether it should be via live video or store-and-forward.  E-consult (provider to provider consultation), falling under the auspice of store-and-forward, would also be reimbursed under the new policy.  As part of their drafting process, DHCS solicited feedback from telehealth stakeholders on their proposed policy.
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