Guidelines for the Use of Telehealth in the Delivery of BH Services

Guidelines for the Use of Telehealth in the Delivery of BH Services

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The purpose of this bulletin is to update the guidelines for delivering behavioral health services using telehealth technology previously issued in OMHSAS Bulletin 14-01, “OMHSAS Guidelines for the Approval of Telepsych Services in HealthChoices.” These updated guidelines include the following key changes from OMHSAS Bulletin 14-01:

  • Expands the use of telehealth to behavioral health practitioners who provide services in the MA Fee for Service (FFS) delivery system; and
  • Expands the use of telehealth to include treatment provided by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) certified in mental health; Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs); Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs); and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs).

View the complete bulletin and attestation form to provide telehealth here.

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