“Telehealth: Law & Ethics, Insurance, and Technology Update”
While aimed at a nationwide audience, this pre-recorded webinar fulfills the new California Board of Behavioral Sciences mandate for 3 hours of telehealth training which went into effect July 1, 2023. If you did not complete a minimum 3-hour telehealth course as part of your graduate degree, you’ll need to take a course like this before your next license renewal – even if you don’t provide telehealth! CE details are below.
We’ve been doing telehealth for years – so why do we need this training? Most of us didn’t have the time to get training back when we were forced online back then. And there are some very important differences when working via video or phone. Plus, laws and technologies are changing all the time.
This program is aimed at mental health practitioners nationwide, covering best practices for all therapists, while also covering California-specific laws. You’ll get specific guidance on the important legal requirements and practical considerations for providing telehealth that you may not be aware of. Topics include:
- Common myths about seeing clients in another state
- Telehealth informed consent: do you need it?
- How to assess a client’s appropriateness for telehealth
- 4 things your licensing board may require at the start of treatment
- 3 things you may need to document at each telehealth session
- Insurance coverage and coding issues
- Creating safety plans for telehealth clients
- Email and texting with clients
- What you need to know about HIPAA compliance and confidentiality
Plus: You’ll get links to helpful handouts and resources, including
- HIPAA compliance checklist
- “Checking Coverage: 13 Essential Questions” handout
- “What to Ask the Health Plan When Giving Up Your Office or Practicing Across State Lines” handout
EASY TO VIEW: The webinar takes no technological know-how to watch — after purchase you will immediately be sent a link. With one easy click you can watch it on your computer or smartphone at your convenience. You can stop and restart, as needed.
CEs: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! While CEs are included with each ticket, credits are guaranteed only for CALIFORNIA LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs or LEPs. The course can be used to satisfy the new CA BBS telehealth training requirement for all licensees and applicants effective July 1, 2023, even if they don’t do telehealth. ONLY 2.5 hours may be credited toward the 6 Legal and Ethical hours required in a licensure renewal cycle; however, all 3 hours may be counted toward the 36 hours of CEs required for license renewals. CE certificates will arrive within ONE WEEK of taking the post-test. Other licensees should check with their licensing board for credit. Psychologists are not eligible for CE credit. However, we hope you will take the course just for the great content! For more information, see the CE section in the Q&A section below.
COST: $55 (INCLUDES 3 CEs!)
IMPORTANT: AFTER PURCHASE, YOU SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY REDIRECTED BACK TO A “THANK YOU PAGE” — SCROLL DOWN THAT PAGE AND LOOK CAREFULLY FOR THE LITTLE BLUE links for the WEBINAR LINK AND HANDOUTS. We will send a follow up email with these links within one business day. If you do not receive this please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. Contact us at email@example.com if you do not receive it within 1 business day.
MAIN PRESENTER: Lisa Wenninger (she/her), MBA, MA, LPCC, NCC, BC-TMH is a doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision at Antioch University, with a research focus on antiracist skills in counseling, and coursework and experience in teaching teletherapy skills to counseling students. Lisa is a CCE Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, and recipient of the 2022 CCE Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider training award from the NBCC Foundation. She can be contacted at www.primarysuccesscorp.com.
Co-presenter: Barbara Griswold, LMFT (she/her) is a private practice coach and author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, now in its 9th edition. After 33 years in private practice, she now provides consultations and training about insurance, progress notes, and practice-building to therapists nationwide. She invites you to visit her website, contact her or schedule your consultation.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Who should attend? This event is designed for a nationwide audience of mental health professionals, including pre-licensed, students, and supervisors, plus billers and office staff. If not previously completed, CA BBS licensees will need to take a course like this before their next license renewal, or for Registered Associates, before applying for full licensure.
CE Policies: For those who signed up for CE credits, a link to the post-test will be sent with the webinar link. You must complete this evaluation and post-test and pass with a score of 70% before a CE certificate will be issued. The certificate will come via email within 7 days of submitting the test. If you fail the test, you will receive an email notifying you of this, with instructions to retake the test. If you do not receive a certificate or failure notification within one week, and have checked your spam folder, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. CEs are only guaranteed for California BBS licensees, others should check with their licensing board for possible credit. Your certificate will be dated when you take the test. Barbara Griswold is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor education for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Barbara Griswold LMFT maintains responsibility for this course and its content; each speaker is responsible for the accuracy of the information they provide. Please contact Barbara with questions, complaints, or requests for accommodations. For complete CE policies, see https://theinsurancemaze.com/cepolicies/
Are you doing telehealth and need Telehealth Consent, Telehealth Policies, and Credit Card Authorization forms? Check out my Practice Forms Packet and my Telehealth Policies and Procedures– click here
Disclaimer: Telehealth and insurance laws, policies, and regulations vary by state, insurance plan, and client specifics. Information presented is general in nature, and should not be seen as taking the place of legal consultation or contacting a health plan for information. Opinions shared are those of the individual presenter and they are responsible for their content.