René Quashie Quoted in “Telemental Healthcare Soars to the Top of the To-Do List”

mHealth Intelligence

René Y. Quashie, a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in mHealth Intelligence, in “Telemental Healthcare Soars to the Top of the To-Do List.”

Following is an excerpt:

Writing in a recent issue of Behavioral Healthcare, Rene Y. Quashie, senior counsel for the Washington D.C.-based Epstein Becker Green law firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice, said telemental health services are booming.

”Many reasons exist for the boom,” he said. “First, telehealth is a good fit for providing mental health services because providers rarely have to lay hands on the patient in conventional face-to-face encounters. Second, telemental health is accepted by a large number of payers as a legitimate use for telehealth - more so than other telehealth disciplines. Finally, patients surveyed have consistently stated that they believe telemental health to be a credible and effective practice of medicine, and studies have found little or no difference in patient satisfaction as compared with face-to-face mental health consultations.”

Mr. Quashie originally discussed this topic in TechHealth Perspectives, an Epstein Becker Green publication. His writing also appeared in Behavioral Healthcare.