ATHN IS A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED PROGRAM THAT HAS CREATED A TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH, HIPAA-SECURE, REFERRAL AND TREATMENT ECOSYSTEMHOW THIS WORKS
The Appalachian Telemental Health Network (ATHN) is a set of online solutions sponsored by the State of Virginia and partners with the aim of serving Virginia's mental and behavioral health shortage areas. The solutions include everything a Virginia-licensed provider needs to provide HIPAA-secure mental and behavioral health services and bill health insurances.
The Appalachian Telemental Health Network crosses many organizations and includes licensed Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Addiction Counselors. Services are provided through a HIPAA-secure online platform where patients can obtain services from either their local primary care office or their own home.
As a Virginia-licensed provider, you’ll have everything you need to provide telebehavioral health services online and bill health insurance. The State of Virginia and their partners have sponsored a HIPAA-compliant package of solutions that include referrals through the referral network, HIPAA-secure video platform, expert training on telebehavioral health practice and billing, cultural competency training and more. You can join this free HIPAA-secure referral network to provide services from your own home or to/from another clinic. There is no cost to the licensed provider for this multi-year program. Providers may bill Medicaid, Medicare and third-party insurance. Each patient will be provided with the highest quality of service and making treatment easily accessible for them.MORE
Appalachian Health Network has recruited a broad spectrum of licensed mental health providers to provide telehealth services as part of a regional referral network for residents in the Appalachian Region of Virginia. Providers in this network you will have access to service providers who understand the practice, laws and regulations that are specific to telemental health services that meet HIPAA mandated requirements.MORE
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The Appalachian Telemental Health Network was designed to be a convenient, effective and efficient portal to access licensed mental health providers who provide HIPAA-secured video session in Virginia. This resource is not intended to serve as an emergency response service. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
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