This course awards 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon completion. Awards 2 CE Credits.

CME Credits: 2 Category 1 CME credits

Multiple-Choice Questions: 6

Estimated Time to complete: 2 hours

Approvals: ACCME, APA

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: This course has been developed to educate physicians, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers and other healthcare workers to enhance their understanding and comprehension of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in their study of mental health disorders.

Course Overview

This lesson provides guidance to psychiatrists and other clinicians who are planning to switch from traditional face-to-face clinical encounters to telemental health. Telemental health is an effective way to deliver mental health services during a pandemic in which social distancing, sheltering in place, and improved personal hygiene practices are the main tools for preventing the spread of infection. Policies regulating medical practices have been relaxed on both state and federal government levels to facilitate the use of this modality where possible. This lesson highlights recent changes that have been made to allow the use of varied technologies and methods of reimbursement and licensure to facilitate the use of telehealth for patient care.

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Delineate the advantages of using telehealth/telepsychiatry as means of healthcare delivery in COVID-19 infection settings.
  • Describe recent changes in polices regarding reimbursement, technology use, and licensure at the state and federal level to facilitate the use of telehealth in the United States.
  • Describe the limitations of telepsychiatry in pandemic conditions.

Target Audience 

This program is designed for, but not limited to physicians, nurses, clinical psychologists, and allied health professionals who administer care.

Start Date: 09/16/2020

Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

Conflict of Interest Statement

The faculty, planners, and Hatherleigh staff have no potential conflicts of interest, nor have they utilized outside commercial support to develop this course. 

Approval Statements

American Medical Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates this CME activity for a maximum number of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd.  maintains responsibility for the program and its' content.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course work? Can I see more course and faculty information? When does it start?

This course is completely online and you can start right now. You can enter the course whenever you want and take it at your own pace. All course materials will be available to you upon purchase in PDF form. Your certificate will be available to you immediately upon successful completion of the coursework quizzes.

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Who should take your courses?

Any healthcare professional who want to keep up-to-date on the latest drug and clinical research, and those seeking high quality CME & CE programs to receive credit or contact hours for re-licensure.

Are Hatherleigh's courses commercially sponsored?

Hatherleigh ensures that activities are planned, developed, implemented independent of support from a commercial or ineligible company.

Hatherleigh will disclose whether or not faculty and planners of continuing education and medical education content have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

In such cases, Hatherleigh will have implemented steps to mitigate these relationships before the individuals engage in content development. This information is available on the Conflict of Interest Faculty and Advisory Board Disclosures page/section for all coursework.

When can I access the course?

Anytime! Once you have registered, you can access the course whenever you want, wherever you want and from any device you use.

Is there a deadline for course completion?

All of our courses must be completed within a three-year period from the purchase date. Accreditation and regulation changes occur. To ensure that you earn the maximum amount of credit from your course, we have instituted a three-year period for completion. Your certificate will state the date your coursework is completed.

What if I don't like the course? Can I have my money back?

All of our courses are unconditionally guaranteed for 30 days. 

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