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The Use of Telemedicine in Community Mental Health Presentation to the House Appropriation Committee June 28, 2006.

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1 The Use of Telemedicine in Community Mental Health Presentation to the House Appropriation Committee June 28, 2006

2 Telemedicine: Current Use in Mental Health Services Increased access to quality care –Psychiatry and sub-specialty care, e.g. child and gero Screening and assessment in a crisis Jail diversion Reduced travel time for law enforcement Increased productivity for community and inpatient psychiatrists –Reduced Travel –Reduced waiting time in courts

3 DSHS Telepsychiatry Pilot: Medicaid Reimbursement Psychiatric Services are currently being provided to Medicaid and Indigent clients. The pilot will allow Local Mental Health Authorities to bill 6 codes for 4 services. Reimbursement will be for the federal share only, using the MH allocation as match. The pilot will be budget neutral to the state. Projected start date is September 1,2006.

4 Eligible Service Hub Site Location Eligible Provider Remote Site Location Eligible Telepresenter Medication Management Diagnostic Interview Interactive Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview Psych office visit Local Mental Health Authorities contracted by DSHS MD's DO's APN's PA's Service Providers contracted by Local Mental Health Authorities Qualified Mental Health Professionals

5 Evaluation Example SFY 2006 YTD


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