Now more than ever we are witnessing how critical telehealth is for transforming & promoting better access to health care. Telehealth allows you to meet with a mental health provider remotely, eliminating the need for direct, in- person contact while maintaining face to face communication. Even beyond the active COVID-19 pandemic, holding virtual telehealth sessions is beneficial for meeting with clients who are away for business travel or clients who are confined to their home due to health limitations, weather etc. Telehealth offers the opportunity for clients to receive treatment with the added convenience of limiting travel & scheduling conflicts.
All HIPAA best practices, state requirements, & ethical guidelines apply to telehealth just as they do for in-person sessions. I use an integrated online therapy platform through Simple Practice that is HIPAA compliant to ensure confidentiality & protects privacy. Most states like Florida will allow psychotherapists to provide teletherapy services to residents living in the same state that the therapist is licensed in.
Insurance Reimbursement for telehealth services depends on your insurance company benefits, payor, & location. Clients are expected to verify their health care benefits the same way they would for in-office sessions.
Telehealth allows the facilitation of health-related services to patients via live video conferencing. Thanks to modern technology, just about everyone in the U.S. has a device capable of video chat. This ease of access to make virtual/ video sessions has revolutionized the health care industry, allowing all health care professionals to interact with patients via computer, laptop, Ipad or cell phone.
Life can get very hectic and many people feel stressed by being pulled in many directions & not having enough time in the day. Online Telehealth counseling offers many unique benefits including the convenience of scheduling sessions from your home. Contact me today to schedule your HIPAA compliant telehealth session!