What is Telehealth
Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies.
Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. Telehealth is not a specific service, but a collection of means to enhance care and education delivery.
CCHP and other members of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers finalized a Telehealth Definition Framework to help policy makers, practitioners, payers, and the public understand how to accurately apply “telehealth” and its key components.
How we can use Telehealth
We have set up a Telehealth resource for you to use in the coming days and weeks as we work together with our local state agencies to social distance and stop the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
We feel it is vitally important that we provide your family with a means to continue on your child's treatment path especially during these uncertain times.
We have held sessions - groups and 1:1's over Zoom and they have been amazing.
Please contact the office on 978-712-0003 or email email@example.com to inquire about services.
So far Allways Health Partners and HPHC are covering Telehealth immediately. We hope that other insurance companies follow very soon.
We encourage you to call your insurance provider to advocate for your families needs and to make sure you are covered before you set up a session.
As always we will work with you and your insurance plan as best as we can.
Our Telehealth News
The first Speech Therapy Staff Meetings over Telehealth.
UPDATE ON INSURANCE PROVIDERS
Thank you for your patience during this time as we work to figure out how to provide continuity of services to you and your family remotely. We have been diligently calling insurance companies every day to determine coverage for our services, and things are changing quickly. Your phones calls have helped - thank you!! As of today, March 19 at 9:30am, the following insurance companies are covering Telehealth services for occupational and speech therapy (which includes our social groups and mealtime groups as well):
Allways Health Partners
BCBS of Massachusetts
Health Plans Inc
United Plans affiliated with Harvard Pilgrim
We need your help advocating with these insurance companies, who have not yet approved coverage:
Aetna - this depends on the individual plan. Some plans are covering, some are not.
BCBS out of state plans - this depends on the individual plan. Some plans are covering, some are not.
BCBS Federal plans
Blue Benefit - this depends on the individual plan. Some plans are covering, some are not. this depends on the individual plan
Cigna - this depends on the individual plan. Some plans are covering, some are not.
If you are interested in receiving your services via Telehealth and have not already done so, please complete and email the attached Informed Consent for Teletherapy to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you and your kids soon,
The Team at Peer Projects Therapy From the Heart