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New Telepsychiatry Resources for 2023

  • January 20, 2023

With the rapid pace of change in mental health technology and policy, we have been working to make sure you have the most up-to-date information to inform your telepsychiatry practice. So, we’ve developed three key resources:

Best Practices in Synchronous Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health

This document represents an updated collaboration between the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to create a consolidated update of the previous APA and ATA official documents and resources in telemental health (TMH) to provide a single guide on clinical best practices for providing mental health services via synchronous videoconference. Take a look at this updated resource to understand administrative, technical, and clinical considerations in TMH.

Comparison of Telehealth Provisions During & After the Public Health Emergency

This brief comparison chart covers key components of policy changes relevant to the practice of telepsychiatry. Take a look at this updated resource to understand provisions around the delivery of TMH during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) to help guide your practice. As a reminder, we don’t know exactly when the PHE will end – it may be as soon as April 11, 2023, but may be extended beyond that – so timelines around these policy changes will continue to evolve.

What Happens when the Public Health Emergency Ends? Telepsychiatry and Hybrid Practice Post-PHE

During this webinar, we discussed the telehealth flexibilities that were intended to allow access to care during the PHE and the rules and regulations that will be back in place once the PHE ends. APA members had the opportunity to consider what is needed in their practice to operate successfully in a hybrid environment and how to continue to practice in a way that meets the needs of their patients within rules and regulations. Take a look at the slides and recording to better understand how the practice of telepsychiatry can change with policy updates.

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