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This page was updated on 05-27-20



Telehealth/Telepractice Resources


Dear MassHealth LTSS Provider:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced additional funding distributions from the Provider Relief Fund targeted to eligible providers that participate in the Medicaid Program. The payment will be approximately 2% of reported gross revenue from patient care.

Don’t Wait – Apply Now! The deadline has been extended to August 3, 2020. See attached HHS Fact Sheet.

Below are key documents issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the application process.

Thank you,
MassHealth LTSS Team

The following important document has been updated and posted to the mass.gov/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-masshealth website:

Federal Resources


Massachusetts State Resources

ASHA Resources

Jeff Regan, director, Government Affairs and Public Policy: ASHA is actively engaged with Congress about the importance of expanded access to telepractice. As you may know, we currently have a Take Action link asking our ASHA members to express support for H.R. 4932/S. 2741, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019. Given the pandemic of COVID-19 and the rapidly evolving health care policy landscape, this Action Alert is currently being modified in time for Virtual Advocacy Day on Monday, March 23, to reflect the urgent need for our services to be covered by Medicare. If you have any additional policy-related questions with respect to COVID-19, please contact Jeff Regan, ASHA's Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, at jregan@asha.org.

Professional Development Resources to Obtain 10 hour Telehealth/Teletherapy Training Requirement


ASHA LEARNING PASS: Free Access to ASHA Learning Pass for ASHA Members Through June 30, 2020. Click here to learn more


Northern Speech Services:

https://www.northernspeech.com/search/?search=telepractice

Has a three part series in telepractice:

  • Introduction to telepractice
  • Evaluation and treatment in telepractice: Part 1
  • Evaluations in telepractice: Part 2
  • Treatment in telepractice: Part 3

Each of these is only $14 and each is worth 1 hour (and .1 ASHA CEU) ON SALE UNTIL 3/31/2020



Speechpathology.com:

https://www.speechpathology.com/slp-ceus/all/#/term:telepractice

Also has a 3-part series that looks like it may be applicable to us.

  • Connecting to Communicate: Defining Telepractice
  • Connecting to Communicate: Designing Telepractice Services
  • Connecting to Communicate: Delivering Telepractice Services

Accessing these courses requires a speechpathology.comsubscription which is listed as $99 for the year. Each is worth 1 hour (and .1 ASHA CEU).

 

Medbridge Courses:

  • Starting out in Telepractice (2 hours)
  • Specialty Work in Telepractice (1 hour) This one may be more biased toward pediatric, but I’m not sure

MSHA members can join for $95 for the year.

 

ASHA SIG18:

https://www.asha.org/eWeb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?Webcode=olsdetails&title=Clinical+Considerations+in+Telepractice+Service+Delivery

One of their Perspectives Issues: Clinical Considerations in Telepractice Service Delivery; 2 hours (.2 ASHA CEUs)

For members of the SIG, it’s $5; otherwise can be purchased for $30 as an ASHA member. It also appears that if you have an ASHA Learning Pass it’s included as well.

 

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

YouTube videos of their webinars. No ASHA CEUs. 

https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/event/nctrc-webinar-telemedicine-how-to-do-it-right/

https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/event/national-trc-webinar-innovation-and-impact-with-speech-language-pathology-telepractice/

https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/event/fqhc-webinar-series-part-1-telehealth-and-chronic-care-management/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgxH69CqPbM (video by ASHA)



CSHA and SpeechTherapyPD.com present: FREE WEB CONFERENCE! {REPLAY} Teletherapy Bootcamp - Expires March 26th

https://learn.speechtherapypd.com/teletherapy-bootcamp/



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