Webinar - Using Telehealth/Telemedicine Services

  • 20 Apr 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Webinar
  • 382


FREE to ACRC Members

$50 for Non-Members

CEUs: Due to the immediacy of the topic we proceeded without the CEU application process.

Using Telehealth/Telemedicine Services in Residential Care and Youth/Family Service: Special Considerations & Innovations in Light of COVID-19

Telehealth or telemedicine refers to delivery of healthcare services using telephone or videoconferencing technologies. While many states and other regulatory bodies had already begun reimbursing providers for telemedicine prior to COVID-19, the current crisis situation related to the global pandemic has resulted in temporary easing of some rules related to telemedicine and poses special considerations for providers. Organizations that provide residential and/or outpatient youth care are particularly affected by this crisis, since these youth are often within a critical timeframe in their care, requiring careful attention to continuity. Issues related to parents or guardians who do not live nearby to the providing organization may be further complicated by shelter/quarantine orders, alteration of work schedules for parents or caregivers who are essential workers, as well as consideration about limiting contagion, especially for youth who are currently residing in residential or group home settings.

This ACRC webinar brings together practitioners and clinical/organizational leaders to discuss the recent changes and special considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic, review experiences with implementing telehealth, discuss lessons learned, and pose questions that providers may need to further investigate with their reimbursement sources and regulatory agencies prior to making decisions. Special consideration unique to mental health care, such as crisis planning, coordination with nursing, and fall-back options for crises that cannot be managed via telemedicine will be discussed. Situations that may not be appropriate for telemedicine will be discussed.


Mira Jourdan, Principal Consultant; Mira Krishnan LLC

Christopher Bellonci, Vice President of Policy & Practice, Chief Medical Officer; Judge Baker Children's Center

Sherri Klingensmith, Program Director, Family Counseling Center; Pressley Ridge

Nate Luongo, Potomac Pathways