The Washington State Health Care Authority Recently Published a document:  Telehealth Tips for Individual Receiving Services

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Northwest MHTTC and the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center of the BHI partnered to present an 8-session telehealth learning series for behavioral health providers across the continuum of behavioral health care in Washington State in response to COVID-19. The webinar series met twice weekly for four weeks and addressed a variety of topics related to telehealth, including operational and administrative issues (such as billing), equipment and technology requirements, and strategies to provide effective clinical care.  

This learning series is part of a coordinated statewide response to provide technical assistance to behavioral health organizations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. These efforts are led by the University of Washington Behavioral Health Institute in partnership with WA State Health Care Authority (HCA)WA Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the nine Accountable Communities of Health, the five Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and the Northwest MHTTC and others.  These training sessions and other telehealth resources will be posted to a new Behavioral Health Telehealth Resource Website.  The series specifically helps the continuity of operations in WA to support access to care, equipment, technical assistance, billing, and staff training for behavioral health providers in Washington State. 

Please click on the title of the training to access a PDF containing a link to the recording and a list of learning objectives. If presenters were able to provide slides, please click the "slides" link below the title of the training. 

Training 1:  Telehealth Nuts & Bolts Kick-OffSlides

Training 2: Myths and Facts You Need to Know​, Slides​

Training 3: Billing and Reimbursement​, Slides​ 

Training 4: Introduction to Digital Health: Getting Started and Safety PlanningSlides

Training 5: Creating a Clinical Workflow for Telehealth, Slides 

Training 6: Telehealth and Substance Use Disorders, Slides

​Training 7:  CFR and HIPAA​,  Slides​

Training 8: Telemedicine with Children and Families, Slides

Beginning May 22, 2020 the Behavioral Health Institute continues to host trainings on Friday's from 11AM -12PM. 


Training 9: Using Telehealth For GroupsSlides

Training 10: The New Normal? Engaging Youth and Families in TeleBehavioral Health​, Slides

Training 11: Enhancing Clinical Engagement using Telehealth​​, Slides