The State of Telemental Health Care

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

René Y. Quashie and Amy F. Lerman, Senior Counsels in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, authored an article in Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter titled “The State of Telemental Health Care.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full article):

Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of telemental health-care services. One recent study showed that providing telemental health-care services to patients living in rural and underserved areas significantly reduced psychiatric hospitalization rates. … Another recent study concluded that the effects of receiving telemental health-care services on low-income homebound older adults were sustained significantly longer than those who received the same services inperson. … Other studies have arrived at the same conclusion. The Center for Connected Health Policy, a leading national telehealth research organization that also serves as the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, has catalogued telemental health-care studies published in peer-reviewed journals. …

Mr. Quashie and Ms. Lerman also authored “50-State Survey of Telemental/Telebehavioral Health (2016),” an Epstein Becker Green report on this topic which provides a detailed analysis of the laws, regulations, and regulatory policies impacting telemental health in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.