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.
The APA, in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association, has just released “Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health,” a guide for mental health providers who want to begin doing telemental health, including telepsychiatry.
Those of us involved in Telepsychiatry have been living with the Ryan Haight Act (RHA) since 2009. During this time, it has been more or less successful in achieving its original goal of reining in rogue internet pharmacies.