Epstein Becker Green’s 50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016) Cited in “Kaiser Permanente Agrees to Expand Telemental Health Services”

mHealth Intelligence

Epstein Becker Green’s 50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016) was cited in mHealth Intelligence, in “Kaiser Permanente Agrees to Expand Telemental Health Services,” by Eric Wicklund. The survey, which was co-authored by Amy F. Lerman, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, provides a detailed analysis of the laws, regulations, and regulatory policies impacting telemental health in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Following is an excerpt:

California’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan will be expanding its telehealth platform for behavioral health services to meet long-standing complaints over a lack of access and follow-up care. …

Telemental health is one of the fastest growing telehealth service lines in the country, responsible for some 40 percent of the nation’s new telehealth programs in the past year. Organizations like the American Telemedicine Association and the national healthcare law firm of Epstein Becker Green have issued reports in the past year analyzing each state’s telemental health regulations and resources.