Telebehavioral Health is the provision of professional treatment of mental and substance abuse health conditions through the use of HIPAA-secure software over the internet. It is important to note that Telebehavioral Health is a mode of providing mental and substance abuse services and is not a separate service in an of itself. This mode of access may be utilized for all DSM-5 conditions and just about all types of services provided in-person for behavioral and mental health.
Some examples of telebehavioral health service may include, but not limited to:
Medication-Assisted Treatment (TeleMAT)
Emergency Room Triage
Clinical Assessment Interviews
Individual and Group Counseling or Psychotherapy
Chronic Care Behavioral Health Management
Alcohol/Drug Addiction and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (TeleSUD)
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 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.
ATHN is a set of online solutions sponsored by the State of Virginia and partners with the aim of serving Virginia 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.
Providing telebehavioral health services requires that a combination of administrative, technological and physical controls and privacy practices be put in place. This is in compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The software requirements for telebehavioral health will vary depending on the use case, setting, record integration and sharing requirements, and other factors.
Our platform Adaptive Telehealth meets HIPAA security standards that are required to provide telebehavioral health services. It is also fully customizable, with over 70 functions that may be turned on/off, we can match your unique workflows and preferences.MORE
State license regulations for telemental and telebehavioral health vary by profession and from state-to-state. To get more information about State License Requirements in your area, please contact us here.
Telebehavioral health clinical guidelines may be found in state-licensed regulations and state guidance, profession-specific Code of Ethics, reimbursement requirements, and telemedicine industry best practices for adults and adolescents.
It is important to note that guidelines differ for medical and non-medical services. To learn more about Clinical Guidelines applicable, please click here
Medicaid, Medicare, and most third-party health insurance providers reimburse for telebehavioral health services. A growing number of states also require reimbursement for telebehavioral health services that are comparable to in-person services.
The Adaptive Telehealth software is designed to assist the Provider in getting a positive return on their investment from using the program. Reimbursement opportunities are widespread. Learn more about reimbursement by clicking here
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