Setting Up Practices During COVID-19
SWCAHEC is committed to supporting our local health professionals with the latest practice information and related education and training during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The following are resources for healthcare professionals. We will be updating this page frequently. Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information and/or resources.
Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Excellent Comprehensive Resource Page from AAFP (includes potential vendors, regulatorns, Medicare information, documentation requirements, etc).
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This notification is effective immediately. HIPAA regulations for telehealth encounters.
A virtual visit algorithm: How to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins
Reimbursement for Telehealth:
Mental Health Related COVID-19 Trainings:
Telehealth Trainings and Information for Psychology Services:
Informed Consent (Telepsychological Services)
Additional COVID-19 Related Information and Training:
ECHO Colorado: Upcoming Trainings
Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package.
This 5-part Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) on Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce was developed in 2020 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC).
Part 1 provides a brief overview of the behavioral health workforce and associated shortages, and introduces the demands on the workforce.
Part 2 focuses on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.
Part 3 provides a brief overview of how organizations can help individuals avoid experiencing burnout.
Part 4 focuses on actions that behavioral health professionals can take to prevent compassion fatigue.
Part 5 focuses on self-care as an ethical duty in order to manage compassion fatigue.
Live Clinical Roundtables:
PCSS Clinical Roundtable with Amy Yule, MD – Treating Adolescent SUD: Working with the Adolescent and their Family – Tue, Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Cognitive Dysfunction Related to Methamphetamine Use with Josh Blum, MD – Thurs, April 2 – 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Other clinical roundtables are in development. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the news distribution list.