This blog focuses on telepsychiatry and other technologies for clinical care and training—it emphasizes effective models and a range of technologies, along with competencies for video, social media, and mobile health. See next month’s blog, Part II, which focuses on clinical and administrative issues and challenges.
Synchronous telepsychiatry has become part of the mental healthcare landscape. Multiple studies have documented its ability to improve access to care for diverse patients in multiple settings and to improve the quality of that care.
Is it possible for a psychiatrist to work from home? Cut commute costs and time down to zero? And still be able to serve patients' needs?
On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the proposed 2019 revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. CMS limits telemedicine payment based on service, provider, technology and patient location. Now, CMS is considering reducing some of these restrictions.