Archives of TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

Past issues of the TBHI News are weekly summaries of telebehavioral health and telemental health industry news. They are focused on emerging trends, funding, and reimbursement developments, as well as legislative and regulatory policy issues that could influence business decisions in the day-to-day practice of behavioral healthcare.

Each weekly issue contains 8-12 hand-selected articles of relevance to behavioral healthcare decision-makers of all types. Due to space constraints, the TBHI News list of topics below can only mention the lead article. Click titles to see the full issues. To have weekly issues delivered to your email inbox, register here for free.

2020 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-24-2020 Unprecedented Telehealth Financial Support through the Omnibus Appropriations
  • 12-18-2020 Telepresence: Coping with Teletherapy “Surprises”
  • 11-17-2020 Telehealth Coverage Rollbacks by Payers? States Taking Immediate Action –
  • 10-22-2020 Telehealth Reimbursement & COVID Roundup, October 2020
  • 09-28-2020 5 HIPAA Violation Fines for Failing to Grant the Right of Access
  • 09-21-2020 Insurance & HIPAA Privacy? MITRE-Harris Poll Shows Dark Side of Insurance Privacy Practices
  • 09-08-2020 Increased Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
  • 08-27-2020 74 Temporary Telehealth CPT Codes to be Eliminated
  • 08-21-2020 Telehealth Act HR 7992: Telehealth Legislation Combines Nine Separate Bills
  • 08-14-2020 Telehealth Is As Good As In-Person Care? Consider the Telehealth Evidence
  • 08-04-2020 Today’s White House Announcement: Executive Order on Improving Rural Health & Telehealth Access
  • 07-30-2020 COVID Extended as Public Health Emergency Until October
  • 07-22-2020 Telehealth Predictions: Access, Reimbursement & Fraud 7-21-2020
  • 07-16-2020 Four Types of Telehealth: Advantages and Uses
  • 07-07-2020 US Congress Heeds Public Outcry for Telehealth Reform
  • 07-01-2020 Emergency Telehealth Capacity Bill Has Bipartisan Support
  • 06-24-2020 Congress Looks at Telehealth after COVID
  • 06-19-2020 Waiting to Exhale about Telehealth after COVID-19
  • 06-13-2020 Trump Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Systems
  • 06-04-2020 Amazon Care Expands Telehealth
  • 05-28-2020 No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Telehealth Services
  • 05-21-2020 Zoom Settles with NY AG Over COVID-19-Related Privacy, Security Issues
  • 05-14-2020 Checklist for Getting Back to the Office after COVID-19
  • 05-07-2020 COVID-19 Telehealth Reimbursement Update
  • 04-30-2020 More COVID-19 Financial Support for Your Services
  • 04-19-2020 Doctors Struggle to Get Paid for Telehealth Visits
  • 04-16-2020 Telehealth Group Therapy: Reimbursement & Clinical Issues
  • 04-13-2020 COVID-19: Telehealth Across State Lines & International Borders?
  • 04-07-2020 Reimbursement for Telephone Telehealth during COVID-19?
  • 03-29-2020 COVID-19 U.S. Cares Act Supports Telehealth
  • 03-26-2020 Telehealth Coverage Included in Coronavirus Spending Bill
  • 03-14-2020 — Coronavirus: Telehealth Tipping Point
  • 02-24-2020 — Amazon Rolls Out Telehealth Service
  • 02-17-2020 — AMA Says Nearly 75% of Medical Visits Could Be Handled Through Telehealth
  • 02-11-2020 — CCHP Unveils Telehealth Reimbursement Guide for Providers
  • 02-03-2020 — Telehealth Billing Fraud Is Again Exposed
  • 01-28-2020 — Minimizing Data Leaks on Your Smartphone
  • 01-22-2020 — Video-Conferenced CBT-I for Insomnia?
  • 01-16-2020 — $13.5M Invested To Measure Your Emotional Response
  • 01-05-2020 — Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring & Reimbursement Topped Headlines in 2019

2019 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-31-2019 — Who Will Control US HealthCare / Telehealth in 2020?
  • 12-22-2019 — Would You Trust AI with Your Mental Health?
  • 12-16-2019 — Telehealth Sees Surge in Commercial Payer Coverage
  • 12-04-2019 — Walmart to Launch Telehealth Pilot
  • 11-18-2019 — New 2020 CPT Codes for Telehealth
  • 11-10-2019 — Facebook Launches Consumer Platform for Preventive Care Access
  • 11-05-2019 — Florida Out-of-State Telehealth Registration
  • 10-18-2019 — CVS Extends Telehealth Offerings
  • 10-06-2019 — Trump Orders Telehealth and mHealth Adoption
  • 09-30-2019 — Amazon to Offer Consumer Telehealth Service?
  • 09-24-2019 — 2 Multi-Million Dollar Telemedicine Fraud Cases
  • 09-18-2019 — AMA Supports New CPT Codes for Remote Patient Monitoring
  • 09-09-2019 — Ridesharing Services Help mHealth Programs Improve Care Coordination
  • 09-04-2019 — Majority of Providers Fail to Fully Comply with HIPAA
  • 08-19-2019 — Uber Health Partners with Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Firm
  • 08-14-2019 — Florida Board Approves Bill to Allow Out-of-State Docs to Treat Florida Patients Remotely
  • 08-06-2019 — Facebook Must Disclose Health Data Use and Pay $5B FTC Settlement
  • 08-01-2019 — Publix Supermarkets Test Telehealth Kiosks
  • 07-22-2019 — ATA Releases 2019 State-by-State Report Cards
  • 07-15-2019 — CVS Health Expands Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service to 26 States
  • 07-07-2019 — Google & UChicago Medicine Sued for Alleged Patient Privacy Violation
  • 06-30-2019 — Is Big Brother Watching? 5 Ways to Ethically Use Social Determinants of Health
  • 06-23-2019 — Google Opening Data-Driven Opioid Treatment Center
  • 06-16-2019 — Practicing Over State Lines
  • 06-09-2019 — Video Telehealth Reimbursement Is Nationwide: New CCHP Report
  • 06-04-2019 — Epic Adds American Well Telehealth
  • 05-28-2019 — Comcast Is Breaking Into The Behavior Monitoring Device Market
  • 05-19-2019 — Ransomware Attack on Drug & Alcohol Group Exposes 25,148 Patients
  • 05-12-2019 — Most Healthcare Apps Are Not HIPAA – Compliant
  • 05-05-2019 — Telepsychology: The Oklahoma PSYPACT Becomes Law 4/29/2019
  • 04-29-2019 — Telepsychology Across State Lines Officially Approved: PSYPACT
  • 04-22-2019 — Mental Health Apps Are Sharing Data without Proper Disclosure
  • 04-14-2019 — Are Doctors Who Use Telehealth Overprescribing to Children?
  • 04-08-2019 — Now HIPAA-Compliant, Amazon’s Alexa Embraces Healthcare
  • 04-02-2019 — Controversial Issues: Telemedicine Abortions, Phone-Based Telehealth
  • 03-25-2019 — Your Earbuds Will Become Your Most Powerful Health Monitor
  • 03-20-2019 — Samsung’s Digital Health Plan: From Smartwatches to Robots in Your Home
  • 03-11-2019 — Telehealth Delivered through Publix Stores?
  • 03-05-2019 — Telemedicine Brings Treatment for Sexual Abuse
  • 02-24-2019 — Empowering Patients Through Artificial Intelligence
  • 02-19-2019 — 2018 HIPAA Violations Total More than $23M in Fines
  • 02-12-2019 — Free Phones for mHealth Project Targeting Medication Adherence
  • 02-04-2019 — Telehealth Reimbursement : Telehealth Place of Service Code
  • 01-28-2019 — Planned Parenthood Sues Wisconsin Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban
  • 01-22-2019 — Walgreens, Microsoft Announce mHealth, Telehealth Partnership
  • 01-14-2019 — Missing Out on Telehealth Reimbursement Opportunities?
  • 01-07-2019 — Judge Rules Against Banning Telemedicine Abortions

2018 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-31-2018 — Assisted Suicide Assessments Via Telehealth?
  • 12-26-2018 — Telebehavioral Predictions for 2019
  • 12-17-2018 — New Schizophrenia, Bipolar & Depression Tx: Smartphone/Ingestible Capsule
  • 12-09-2018 — VA Announces Telehealth Partnerships With Walmart, Philips, T-Mobile
  • 12-03-2018 — FDA Approves First mHealth Treatment for Substance Abuse
  • 11-28-2018 — CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis
  • 11-20-2018 — Academic Psychiatry Publishes “A Framework of Interprofessional Telebehavioral Health Competencies”
  • 11-14-2018 — Legally Practicing Across State Lines: Online Therapy, Telemental Health & Telebehavioral Health
  • 11-10-2018 — CMS to Reimburse Providers for Remote Patient Monitoring Services
  • 11-01-2018 — SUPPORT Act Expands Telehealth for Substance Use Treatment
  • 10-25-2018 — Telehealth Vendor Pleads Guilty in $1B Fraud Scheme
  • 10-15-2018 — Why Your Practice Needs to Track Phone Call Quality
  • 10-11-2018 — New AMA CPT Codes Help Telehealth
  • 10-01-2018 — 5 Need-To-Know Policy Leaps in Telehealth
  • 09-23-2018 — Stanford Researchers Use an mHealth Patch to Measure Teenager Stress
  • 09-18-2018 — How Healthcare Professionals Are Using Social Media
  • 09-10-2018 — Amazon’s “Alexa” Service for Providers?
  • 09-03-2018 — Partners, Teladoc Launch Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service
  • 08-29-2018 — Company Embeds Microchips in Its Employees, and They Love It
  • 08-19-2018 — Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others Boosting Healthcare IT Role
  • 08-12-2018 — US Federal Government Takes Notable Strides Toward Supporting Telehealth
  • 08-06-2018 — U.S. Telehealth Reimbursement: Jaw-Dropping OIG Audit
  • 08-01-2018 — Groups Sue Anthem Over Telehealth Policy
  • 07-22-2018 — Australian Study of 61 Apps Finds Many Unsafe for Mental Health
  • 07-16-2018 — Telehealth Reimbursement ALERT
  • 07-08-2018 — American Well Raises $290M+ to Go Bigger in Telehealth
  • 07-02-2018 — Competencies Established for Telebehavioral Health!
  • 06-26-2018 — New Telehealth CPT Code for Remote Patient Monitoring?
  • 06-17-2018 — Google’s Next Mission: Healthcare
  • 06-13-2018 — FCC Introduces Funding Increase for Telehealth
  • 06-04-2018 — New Bills to Increase Substance Abuse Telehealth Funding
  • 05-28-2018 — Need Telebehavioral Health Providers? CTN Telehealth Summit Follow-Up
  • 05-27-2018 — mhealth as Effective as in Person Care for Serious Mental Illness?
  • 05-21-2018 — Reimbursable Services to the Home?
  • 05-13-2018 — Landmark Ruling: VA Officially Approves Telemental Health Across State Lines
  • 05-07-2018 — Update: Amazon’s Healthcare Strategy
  • 04-29-2018 — Will Google’s Artificial Intelligence Offer New Tools for Your Work?
  • 04-22-2018 — What Facebook’s Public Scrutiny Can Teach Us About Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
  • 04-16-2018 — 5 Ways Amazon Could Disrupt Healthcare
  • 04-08-2018 — Telemedicine Embraced by Senate Committee: Opioid Crisis Response Act
  • 04-02-2018 — Landmark Expansion of Federal Telehealth Coverage
  • 03-26-2018 — Are You HIPAA Compliant if You Use a HIPAA Compliant Vendor? –
  • 03-21-2018 — Artificial Intelligence Is Infiltrating Medicine — But Is It Ethical?
  • 03-14-2018 — Teladoc, Microsoft Partner to Expand Telehealth
  • 03-06-2018 — Alexa Turns Into a Home mHealth Assistant
  • 02-26-2018 — HIPAA Password Requirements
  • 02-20-2018 — Document Disposal Service Gets HIPAA Fine of $100,000
  • 02-13-2018 — Budget Deal to Include Telehealth & Telemedicine Reimbursement!
  • 02-04-2018 — Apple and Amazon Step into the Health Care Industry?
  • 01-30-2018 — What’s up with Amazon in Healthcare? Follow the Money
  • 01-23-2018 — Artificial Intelligence Funding Tops $1 Billion Mark as Mobile Investments Wane
  • 01-16-2018 — Congress: Making Telehealth a Part of Preventive Care
  • 01-07-2018 — The Most Influential 2017 HIPAA Fines: A Year in Review
  • 01-02-2018 — Medicare and Medicaid Clarify Texting Rules

2017 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-26-2017 — Telebehavioral Health: What to look for in 2018
  • 12-18-2017 — Instagram Named Worst App for Mental Health: What Can Be Changed?
  • 12-12-2017 — CMS Expands Telehealth Reimbursement Opportunities in 2018
  • 12-04-2017 — Stephen Hawking: “I Fear That Artificial Intelligence May Replace Humans Altogether”?
  • 11-26-2017 — Telehealth for Addiction Treatment? Picture Still Remains Fuzzy
  • 11-19-2017 — FDA OKs First Ingestible Sensor for Mental Health Medication Adherence
  • 11-12-2017 — 50 States of Telehealth: 5 Things to Know About State Reimbursement
  • 11-07-2017 — Telehealth Restrictions Loosened after Trump Request
  • 10-30-2017 — Telehealth Reimbursement Report by Cozen O’Connor
  • 10-22-2017 — Unprecedented # of States Update Telehealth Policies
  • 10-15-2017 — Telehealth ​for Opioid Use
  • 10-08-2017 — Telehealth Coverage: CHRONIC Act
  • 10-02-2017 — HIPAA Breaches on the Rise Under Trump Administration
  • 09-24-2017 — When Will Google & Apple Offer “Psychotherapy”?
  • 09-20-2017 — TBHI’s New “Telebehavioral Health Buyer’s Guide” Requests Your Vendor Ratings
  • 09-17-2017 — Apple Brings Augmented Reality Face-Tracking to iPhone X
  • 09-10-2017 —In Texas, Hurricane Harvey Response Efforts Provide a ‘Defining Moment’ for Telebehavioral Health
  • 09-03-2017 — Teladoc to Deliver Telehealth to Millions of Federal Employees
  • 09-01-2017 — ALERT: Texas Licensing Boards Relaxing Requirements for Behavioral Professionals to help Hurricane Harvey Victims
  • 08-27-2017 — VA Removes Telehealth Red Tape
  • 08-21-2017 — Text Therapy & Sex-Bots TBHI News
  • 08-14-2017 — Telehealth Soars for Employers Seeking Coverage For Mental Health
  • 08-08-2017 — Multiple Telehealth Bills in Congress Right Now!
  • 07-30-2017 — New HIPAA Reporting “Wall of Shame”
  • 07-23-2017 — Kaiser to Invest in Telehealth to Correct Mental Health Wait Times
  • 07-16-2017 — Opioids and Telehealth
  • 07-12-2017 — Social Work Associations Release Standards for Technology
  • 07-02-2017 — Telehealth Reimbursement Update
  • 06-25-2017 — What’s the #1 Telehealth Bottleneck??
  • 06-19-2017 — Primary Care Telemedicine Produces High Patient Satisfaction
  • 06-12-2017 — Mobile Health Application Reduces Depression by 42%
  • 06-05-2017 — US Budget Office Greenlights Telehealth Provisions of CHRONIC Care Act
  • 05-31-2017 — Telehealth-friendly CHRONIC Care Act Passes First Senate Hurdle
  • 05-22-2017 — Judge Dismisses Idaho Lawsuit over Telemedicine Abortion Ban
  • 05-16-2017 — Instagram Just Became An Advocate for Mental Health
  • 05-08-2017 — Texas Senate Removes Telehealth Requirement for in-Person Assessment
  • 05-01-2017 — Telehealth Legislation & Reimbursement
  • 04-23-2017 — Telehealth under “Repeal & Replace”
  • 04-18-2017 — Congress Considering Telehealth & mHealth a Standard of Care?
  • 04-11-2017 — Bipartisan Senators Propose to Expand Medicare Telehealth
  • 04-04-2017 — Physicians Sour on States’ Telehealth Implementation
  • 03-27-2017 — Demand for Telehealth Services Causes Price Increase
  • 03-22-2017 — Joint Commission Prohibits Use of Text Messaging of Patient Care Orders
  • 03-13-2017 — Telehealth CPT Codes: 2017 Update
  • 03-06-2017 — Millennials Fear Social Media Is Making Them Ill, but Can’t Stop
  • 02-27-2017 — MDLive Expands to Offer Behavioral Telemedicine Services in All 50 States
  • 02-20-2017 — Nurse Practitioners Given Rights by New Telehealth Bill
  • 02-14-2017 — American Telemedicine Association Identifies Top States for Telehealth
  • 02-07-2017 — Safety of Text Messaging in High-Acuity Healthcare?
  • 02-01-2017 — American Well: 50 Million Americans Would Switch PCP to Get Video Visits
  • 01-24-2017 — How to Handle a HIPAA Breach?
  • 01-16-2017 — First HIPAA Violation Announced for Failure to Notify Patients of HIPAA Breach
  • 01-09-2017 — UnitedHealthcare Announces Huge Expansion ​of ​mHealth
  • 01-02-2017 — mHealth: Diagnosing Disease from One’s Breath?

2016 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-27-2016 — Joint Commission Clarifies Text Messaging Rules for Doctors
  • 12-21-2016 — Medical Marijuana via Telehealth? Florida Board of Medicine Takes a Stand
  • 12-11-2016 — “How to Win Telehealth Grants: Do’s and Don’ts by Maheu, Martin and Nelson”
  • 12-04-2016 — Surgeon General: EHRs, MHealth, Evidence-Based Medicine Crucial to Fighting Addiction
  • 11-28-2016 — Should You Use an App to Help that Client?
  • 11-14-2016 — Are Professionals Violating HIPAA with Text Messaging?
  • 11-07-2016 — 59% of Employers Are Now Paying For Telehealth
  • 10-31-2016 — Doctors Like iPhone 7
  • 10-24-2016 — 96127 CPT Code: Are You Maximizing Your Telehealth Billing?
  • 10-16-2016 — Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Telehealth?
  • 10-10-2016 — Telemedicine = 50%+ of Kaiser’s Patient Interactions
  • 10-04-2016 — Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas May Be Tackled Through Telemedicine
  • 10-03-2016 — Implement your telemental health insights immediately. For a complimentary start-up consult, contact us today!
  • 09-26-2016 — Looking to develop your telemental health program? Contact TMHI​ for a complimentary consult today!
  • 09-25-2016 — Scientists Can Now Use WiFi To Read Your Emotions
  • 09-18-2016 — HIPAA Phase 2 Audits and Your Compliance
  • 09-12-2016 — ‘Federalizing’ Telehealth Doctors?
  • 09-04-2016 — Google and Apple Pursue Telehealth
  • 08-28-2016 — HHS Submits Positive Telehealth Report to Congress!
  • 08-22-2016 — 9 in 10 Large Employers Will Offer Telehealth Next Year
  • 08-17-2016 — Federal Proposal to Expand Telehealth Reimbursement
  • 07-31-2016 — Fitbit Jumps Into mHealth
  • 07-25-2016 — Text Messaging Ban Reinstated by Joint Commission
  • 07-19-2016 — PokéMon Go Lauded for Boosting Mental & Physical Health
  • 07-11-2016 — ATA Gives State-by-State “Report Cards” for Telemental Health
  • 07-06-2016 — American Telemedicine Association Delivers New State Report Card on Telemental Health
  • 06-29-2016 — Celebrate Your Independence. Structure Your Own Telemental Health Training
  • 06-28-2016 — Are You Ready for a Behavioral Health Phase 2 HIPAA Audit?
  • 06-21-2016 — Talkspace Text-Messaging Therapy Raises $15 Million
  • 06-14-2016 — Walgreens Offers Telemental Health
  • 06-06-2016 — American Medical Association (AMA) Ethics Council to Consider Telemedicine Guidelines
  • 05-31-2016 — Licensing Board Members Vulnerable to Lawsuits re: Telehealth
  • 05-23-2016 — 50-State Telemental Health Licensing Board Survey
  • 05-09-2016 — Text Messaging Ban is Lifted for Practitioners by Joint Commission
  • 04-25-2016 — Humana Approves Apple Watch for Medication Management
  • 04-18-2016 — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: Insurers to Use Telehealth to Grow Provider Networks?
  • 04-11-2016 — ATA Releases 2016 State-By-State Telemedicine Report
  • 04-04-2016 — Effectiveness Outcome of Telemental Health: 3 Meta-Analyses
  • 03-28-2016 — Email Privacy & Security Checklist: HIPAA, HITECH & PIPEDA
  • 03-22-2016 — “Top 5 Barriers to Telemental Health” in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine
  • 03-16-2016 — Texas Regulatory Board Approves Distance Counseling and Online Therapy without In-Person Intakes
  • 03-07-2016 — Telemental Health Interjurisdictional Licensure Update
  • 02-29-2016 — Telemedicine at Home
  • 02-22-2016 — Federal Budget Proposal Includes Telehealth
  • 02-18-2016 — UPDATE: Telehealth Reimbursement Changes
  • 02-11-2016 — Report: Telehealth Will Be a Billion-Dollar Industry in 2 Years
  • 02-03-2016 — News Alert – Telehealth Approved for Medicaid
  • 01-24-2016 — New Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Models Increase Telehealth
  • 01-19-2016 — Humana Adds Telemedicine in Medicare Advantage Plans
  • 01-11-2016 — Apple & Fitbit Named in Lawsuit for Allegedly Stealing Wearable Technology
  • 01-05-2016 — Telehealth Reimbursement Gains from Insurers

2015 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-30-2015 — Technology in Psychiatry: Year in Review
  • 12-21-2015 — Teladoc Prediction: The Future of Healthcare
  • 12-14-2015 — Telehealth Reimbursement Changes Ahead for 2016!
  • 12-07-2015 — Which APPS to Recommend to Your Clients/Patients?
  • 12-02-2015 — Telehealth Licensure and Reimbursement Update, December 2015
  • 11-27-2015 — Walgreens Expands Telehealth to 20 New States
  • 11-16-2015 — American Well Delivers Telehealth Visits to 29 Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
  • 10-22-2015 — Senate Proposes Expanding Telehealth Services Across State Lines with “Vets Act”
  • 10-12-2015 — Walgreens’ App for Telehealth
  • 10-05-2015 — American Well and Teladoc Locked in Fierce Patent Fight
  • 09-30-2015 — Georgia Passes New TeleMental Health Licensure Rule with Identified Competencies for Required Training
  • 09-23-2015 — Slashed Prices for Easy ICD-10 Behavioral Training
  • 09-21-2015 — U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Leads to Repeal of Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Strict Telehealth Rules
  • 09-16-2015 — Attention Behavioral Health Professionals: ICD-10 Mini-Training Video #3 — Why you can’t rely on “crosswalk”
  • 09-14-2015 — Legislative Telehealth Reimbursement Update!
  • 09-09-2015 — ICD-10 Mini-Training Video #2 — Why can’t we just use the DSM?
  • 09-09-2015 — CVS Offers Telehealth Via American Well, Teladoc & Doctors On Demand
  • 08-30-2015 — CVS Releases Telehealth Satisfaction Ratings
  • 08-26-2015 — FREE Video Training Explains Why DSM Crosswalk Isn’t Enough for the ICD-10 Transition as Required on 10.1.15
  • 08-25-2015 — Teladocs Bucks Proposed Rules Changes in Mississippi​
  • 08-18-2015 — Behavioral Telehealth Seen as Particularly Bullish by Teladoc
  • 08-11-2015 — ​Telehealth Reaches Legislative Tipping Point​ in US
  • 08-04-2015 — Forbes Journalist Challenges ​Talkspace​​ “Instant-Messaging Therapy”
  • 07-27-2015 — Georgia Regulatory Board Sets the Bar: Proposed New Rule for TeleMental Health Practice
  • 07-22-2015 — Need HIPAA Compliant Alternatives to Skype? Conduct Video Conferencing Reviews in 3 Easy Steps
  • 07-10-2015 — Teledoc Went Public at $19 on July 1 — Share Price $27.50 Today
  • 06-29-2015 — Legal & Ethical Online Therapy Jobs? 27 Easy Questions to Ask Online Therapy Employers ​
  • 06-23-2015 — Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, United Focus on Telehealth for Growth​
  • 06-16-2015 — Who “Owns” Telehealth Processes? Teladoc Sued by American Well​
  • 06-08-2015 — Telephone or Video for First Telehealth Visit? — TMHI News 6/8/2015
  • 06-01-2015 — Federal Court Supports Teledoc in Ongoing Saga Against Texas Medical Board
  • 05-20-2015 — United Health Care to Extend Telehealth Coverage to 20M​
  • 05-11-2015 — MAY UPDATE: Teladoc Sues Texas Medical Board Over Recent Telehealth Restrictions​
  • 05-04-2015 — Microsoft’s Skype Steps Into HIPAA Compliance & Partners with MDLiv
  • 04-28-2015 — How Robotics Are Helpful to Children Fighting Cancer
  • 04-22-2015 — Texas Medical Board Decision Shakes Telehealth Industry
  • 04-13-2015 — House Bill Repealing the Medicare SGR Includes Telehealth Provisions
  • 04-08-2015 — Are US Regulatory Boards Unfairly Limiting Competitors? Supreme Court Ruling & Telehealth
  • 03-31-2015 — iPhone Becoming Comprehensive Health and Mental Health Monitor
  • 03-24-2015 — Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement Approved for Home-Based Care?
  • 03-16-2015 — Counseling and Technology Interest Network finds Approval at ACA
  • 03-09-2015 — Who Is Spending the Most $$ on Telehealth and Why It Matters
  • 03-02-2015 — 100 New Telehealth-Related Congressional Bills Introduced in 36 States
  • 02-23-2015 — Teledoc Wins Restraining Order Against Texas Medical Board Re: Telehealth
  • 02-16-2015 — What’s Happening with Telehealth Legislation in Your State?
  • 02-09-2015 — Text Messaging for Counseling, Therapy & Crisis Intervention?
  • 02-05-2015 — Is the telephone good enough for telehealth? Some states say, “No.”
  • 01-26-2015 — Congressional Panel to Increase Telehealth Reimbursement
  • 01-23-2015 — Will Avatars Replace Any of Our Services?
  • 01-14-2015 — mHealth “Issues,” Complimentary “Health IT Summit” Tickets for TMHI News Community
  • 01-05-2015 — HIPAA Fine Imposed on Mental Health Agency

2014 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-29-2014 — Telemental Health Year-End Review: Highlights of 2014
  • 12-23-2014 — Happy Holidays from TMHI — FREE Gifts & Discount for You
  • 12-16-2014 — Pennsylvania Licensing Board Takes Action Against Israeli Psychologist
  • 12-09-2014 — EHRs to Include Social and Behavioral Data!
  • 12-03-2014 — JAMA: Telemedicine Appropriate for Hundreds of Thousands of Veterans
  • 12-02-2014 — Updated Newsletter Template
  • 11-24-2014 — AMA Supports Telemedicine Licensure Across State Lines
  • 11-17-2014 — How to Properly Obtain Patient Authorization (Release Forms) for Secured Record Sharing​
  • 11-13-2014 — New Telemental Health Reimbursement CPT Codes To Start 1/1/2015
  • 10-28-2014 — How Coaching Over State Lines Can Be Illegal/Unethical for Licensed Mental Health Professionals
  • 10-20-2014 — How Is the VA Tilling the Soil for Your Telehealth Practice?
  • 10-13-2014 — Telehealth for Stress Reduction / Telehealth for Children in Schools / More Behavioral APPS
  • 10-09-2014 — Why Reimbursement Will be Getting Harder: HCR, ACOs, Triple Aim, Telehealth and Your Wallet
  • 09-30-2014 — HIPAA to Increase Enforcement
  • 09-22-2014 — ATA Issues Telehealth Licensing & Reimbursement Report Cards
  • 09-15-2014 — Telehealth Storms Washington with 46 Proposed Bills; New Informed Consent Webinar
  • 09-10-2014 — ASPPB Interjurisdictional Licensing Compact: News about Practicing Over State Lines
  • 09-01-2014 — Will Computers Assist or Replace Us?
  • 08-25-2014 — Why Practice Telehealth from Your Home?
  • 08-20-2014 — FSMB Model Act Update
  • 08-15-2014 — VA Focuses on Home-Based Telehealth
  • 08-04-2014 — More Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth?
  • 07-27-2014 — AMA Approves Telehealth Recommendations
  • 07-16-2014 — Telehealth Reimbursement Leaps Forward Again
  • 07-09-2014 — Licensure Breakthrough of the Decade! Facebook Ethical Scandal
  • 06-30-2014 — APPLE, GOOGLE INTEL & SAMSUNG in Behavioral Health? Part I
  • 06-23-2014 — HIPAA Enforcement Ramps Up: What Private Practitioners Need to Know!
  • 06-02-2014 — Telehealth Licensure Updates!
  • 05-26-2014 — New App to Detect Mental Illness?
  • 05-19-2014 — Recommending Personal Health Record Systems?
  • 05-13-2014 — Model Act for Licensure; Which Cloud Storage Services are HIPAA Compliant?
  • 05-05-2014 — APA Issues Warning about Skype’s Lack of HIPAA Compliance
  • 04-15-2014 — Will Robots Replace Therapists? ICD-10, Gamification & Anxiety, Google & Cognitions
  • 04-07-2014 — FREE HIPPA Tool Makes Risk-Assessment Easy; Eight Mental Health Apps
  • 03-31-2014 — Are you profiting from telehealth yet?
  • 03-24-2014 — APA’s Rejection of Tech Group, Licensing, ACA & Tech, Blindness, Migraines, Anxiety
  • 03-16-2014 — FTC & Health Law, Licensure Portability, Stress/HRV, Psychosis, Google Glass, Fitness
  • 03-10-2014 — NEW HIPAA ALERT, Obama’s $5.3 Billion for Providers, Facial Recognition, APP Regulation
  • 03-03-2014 — Newest Innovations, Passive Income, Secure Messaging, Heart Rate Sensor, Engagement, Sleep
  • 02-17-2014 — Power of Video for Treatment, Top 5 Technology Trends, Google “Contact Lens”
  • 02-10-2014 — More Reimbursement Advances; Growth of Telemedicine; Nursing Homes; Wearable Computing
  • 02-03-2014 — Progress with Evidence-based Apps; Teens Post Gruesome Images Online
  • 01-27-2014 — College Counseling Reports Remarkable Outcomes w/ Telehealth
  • 01-22-2014 — mHealth News Roundup: TeleMental Health News 1/22/2014
  • 01-13-2014 — Google’s Helpouts Has Competition
  • 01-06-2014 — Why Online Practice Can Be Harmful – Part III

2013 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-23-2013 — Why Online Practice Can Be Harmful — Part II
  • 12-16-2013 — Why Online Practice Can be Harmful — Part I; Happtique Suspends mhealth App Certification
  • 12-11-2013 — 2014 Telehealth CPT Codes Approved; Online Marketing Webinar; mHealth News
  • 12-04-2013 — Problems with Google’s “Helpouts”? Important mHealth Updates,
  • 11-27-2013 — Is Google “Helpouts” a Good Idea for Mental Health?
  • 11-20-2013 — Indeed, Skype Is Found to be Unacceptable for Telepsychiatry by Oklahoma Medical Board
  • 11-14-2013 — Google Helpouts, Google Glass & Google Tatoo; TMH Competences Identified, Heath Care Reform
  • 11-09-2013 — Pivotal TELE-MED Bill for Licensing/Reimbursement, “10 Ways to Get Paid” Webinar, APA State Review
  • 10-20-2013 — Telemental Health for Follow-Up Visits Only; Reimbursement Update; Telehealth Resource Center List
  • 10-13-2013 — $49 for 10 Minutes? In-Person Assessment Requirements; Last Call for Guideline Mini-Conference
  • 10-08-2013 — New HIPAA Has Teeth, the Affordable Care Act & TMH, FDA Ruling for Medical APPs
  • 10-04-2013 — Walmart Competes in Healthcare, APA & ATA Guideline Mini-Conference, BIG DATA, FDA Apps
  • 09-22-2013 — Physician Disciplined re: Skype? New HIPAA Notices, Licensure, Emergency Telehealth in NC
  • 09-16-2013 — New HIPAA Deadline Looms, Florida Reimbursement, NFL & EHRs, Texting, Weight App
  • 09-12-2013 — Google Glass & Autism, Telepsychology Guidelines & Patient Education
  • 08-26-2013 — TMH Reimbursement, Obamacare & ACOs, mHealth & Blue Cross, Infographic
  • 08-19-2013 — Telehealth Informed Consent; Using Google Hangouts; APP for Tracking Pills; FDA
  • 08-12-2013 — Outcomes Data, Teen Suicide, Siri & Suicide, EHR Kickbacks, CMS Reimbursement Changes
  • 08-06-2013 — 17 Million Want Virtual Chats; FDA mHealth Guidance; “Site of Service” Telehealth Billing
  • 08-02-2013 — TMH Institute’s News Roundup: Psychologist Training, Patients Take Vitals, New Telehealth Legislation
  • 07-22-2013 — Are You Committing Insurance Fraud with Skype Billing? TMHI News, 7/15/13
  • 07-15-2013 — TMH Institute’s News Roundup: Breakthrough, CBT, OCD, Autism, Substance Abuse, EHRs, Apps and Outcomes
  • 07-09-2013 — TMHI’s Top News Roundup: Bipolar App Wins $100K Prize, PTSD mHealth Treatment
  • 07-01-2013 — Skype & HIPAA Revisited
  • 06-24-2013 — TMHI’s Top 10 News Roundup: Mental Health Program is Funded, EHRs, IRS, Reimbursement, FDA & mHealth, Skype Webinar
  • 06-17-2013 — TMH Institute News Roundup: Last Chance for Master Teleworkshop, FDA Telehealth Device, Apple & mHealth
  • 06-13-2013 — TMHI News Roundup: HIPAA Compliance Tips, Future of mHealth, & Research Corner
  • 06-10-2013 — Developing a Profitable Telepractice, TMH Institute News, 6/10/13
  • 06-07-2013 — TMH Institute News Roundup: ATA Practice Guidelines, Clinical Notes, College Students
  • 06-04-2013 — Is Your Home Telemental Health Office Zoned for Business?
  • 05-30-2013 — Technology, mHealth, Telehealth & Policy News Roundup
  • 05-27-2013 — Telemental Health Practice: The Next Business Opportunity
  • 05-22-2013 — HIPPA Compliant Cloud Storage, Telehealth NPR Interview, and Military App Innovation
  • 05-20-2013 — Is Telepractice Looking More Feasible To You?
  • 05-13-2013 — How To Make Money In Telehealth, State Policy Summit, and Social Anxiety Treatment
  • 05-07-2013 — Robot Doctors, Exposure Therapy, and Barriers to Telemental Health Adoption
  • 04-29-2013 — News Roundup: ATA, Google Glass, Google Privacy, mHealth Tax, mHealth Sensors, Telehealth & DoD
  • 04-22-2013 — HIPPA: Do Clinicians Serving U.S. Citizens Always Need Business Associate Agreements?
  • 04-14-2013 — Hot Off the Press: An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
  • 04-07-2013 — Legal/Regulatory & mHealth News RoundUp
  • 04-02-2013 — Not Making Enough Income with Behavioral or Mental Health?
  • 03-31-2013 — mHealth News RoundUp – TMH Institute News, March 30, 2013
  • 03-26-2013 — Affiliate Programs for Creating Passive Income Online — Part IV
  • 03-18-2013 — Creating Audio Books: Want to Augment Your Practice with Passive Income Online? Part III
  • 03-11-2013 — Creating eBooks: Want to Augment Your Practice with Passive Income Online? Part II
  • 03-05-2013 — Want to Augment Your Practice with Passive Income Online?
  • 02-25-2013 — What is HIPAA Compliant Email?
  • 02-19-2013 — Choosing the Right Electronic Health Record Today: Why, What & How!
  • 02-11-2013 — Uh-oh! What are the Legal and Ethical Dangers of EHRs?
  • 02-05-2013 — Why Consider Electronic Health Records?
  • 01-30-2013 — HIPAA’s Final but Sweeping Changes to Privacy and Security Rules
  • 01-23-2013 — Free Apps for Clinicians!
  • 01-15-2013 — Bold Predictions for the Future of Behavioral Technology?
  • 01-09-2013 — Breaking News in TeleMental Health for 2013

2012 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-29-2012 — Are You Already in Violation of HIPAA?
  • 12-23-2012 — How to Work with Children & Handle Emergencies in Telehealth
  • 12-16-2012 — Legally Protecting Your Website
  • 12-08-2012 — Online Marketing
  • 11-28-2012 — More about Licensure & Practicing Across State Boundaries
  • 11-20-2012 — Social Media Policies: What’s the Big Deal?
  • 11-14-2012 — Telemental Health Reimbursement CPT/HCPCS Code Additions for 2013
  • 11-06-2012 — Traditional vs. Internet-based Telemental Health Technologies
  • 10-31-2012 — 7 Core Start-Up Principles for Telepractice
  • 10-23-2012 — Comment Guide for APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
  • 10-17-2012 — APA Telepsychology Guidelines – Make Your Voice Heard!
  • 10-08-2012 — NASW Recommends Against Skype
  • 10-01-2012 — Quick & Easy Electronic Health Record (EHR) Buyer’s Checklist
  • 09-28-2012 — Finally! Easy Q&As about Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Mental Health
  • 09-17-2012 — 9 Ways Clients/Patients Can Help Avoid HIPAA Violations
  • 09-12-2012 — TeleMental Health Around the World
  • 09-06-2012 — Virtual Patients for Professional Training & 2 Remarkable “Apps”
  • 08-28-2012 — 8 Easy Mobile Security Tips
  • 08-21-2012 — Is Private Practice Becoming Extinct?
  • 08-13-2012 — APA’s Telepsychology Guidelines, TMHI’s Video Training & NASW’s Skype Reports
  • 08-07-2012 — Yet More Job Openings in Telemental Health?
  • 07-30-2012 — Psychologists Leap Forward with HRSA Licensure Grant & Telepsychology Guidelines
  • 07-26-2012 — Want Your STD Test Results Delivered by Text Messaging or Email?
  • 07-17-2012 — More Job Openings in Telemental Health?
  • 07-09-2012 — Looking for $$$ to Modernize Your Technology?
  • 07-02-2012 — How New Healthcare Reform Law Is Jumpstarting TeleMental Health
  • 06-26-2012 — Text Messaging: When the Technical Becomes Clinical
  • 06-15-2012 — HIPAA Violations & Convictions
  • 06-12-2012 — TMH Institute Server Crash & New Journal Articles in “Psychological Services”
  • 06-04-2012 — Highlights of NASW SKYPE REPORT #2
  • 05-31-2012 — Highlights of NASW’s SKYPE REPORT
  • 05-23-2012 — Telehealth Reimbursement Advances
  • 05-14-2012 — Telemental Health Efficacy Outcomes Surpass Face-to-Face Encounters
  • 05-07-2012 — The Best of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Meeting
  • 05-03-2012 — BlackBerry, GI App, Text Messaging & PTSD App
  • 04-25-2012 — Mobile Devices and Apps: Weekly
  • 04-04-2012 — Looking for Work in TeleMental Health? Help Our Veterans Now.
  • 03-27-2012 — Money, Money, Money: TeleMental Health Special on Global News Roundup
  • 03-24-2012 — HIMSS, Medical Device, Telehospice
  • 03-12-2012 — More Apps, Medical Devices & Live Training
  • 03-05-2012 — Health Apps: TeleMental Health Institute Weekly Roundup
  • 02-27-2012 — Mobile Health: Two New APPS & Substance Abuse Medical Device
  • 02-21-2012 — Online Therapy, Assessment in Hospitals and HIPAA
  • 02-13-2012 — Will Licensing Changes Soon Allow Practice Over State Lines?
  • 02-07-2012 — “Texting & Apps Are At It Again” mHealth TeleMental Health News Roundup
  • 02-01-2012 — Weekly TeleMental Health News Roundup
  • 01-30-2012 — How to ID a New Patient or Client Online
  • 01-23-2012 Weekly TeleMental Health News Special on Mobile Apps
  • 01-10-2012 Weekly TeleMental Health News Roundup
  • 01-05-2012 — Weekly TeleMental Health News Roundup

2011 TBHI Telehealth Newsletters

  • 12-28-2011 — Weekly TeleMental Health News Roundup
  • 12-20-2011 — Weekly TeleMental Health News Brief
  • 12-10-2011 — Suicide Preparedness: 7 Strategies for Telemental Health or Online Therapy
  • 11-25-2011 — Black Friday TeleMental Health & Electronic Shopping Guide
  • 11-24-2011 — Child Abuse Reporting with Online Therapy and TeleMental Health
  • 11-16-2011 — New Telehealth CPT Code Approved Starting January 1, 2012
  • 11-15-2011 — Is Home-Based Telehealth Reimbursement Here at Last?
  • 11-11-2011 — Three new federal US telehealth resource centers to launch!
  • 11-01-2011 — Need a Telemental Health Job?
  • 10-25-2011 — Smartphone App Developments for Mental Health
  • 10-11-2011 — Telehealth’s $6.28 billion market by 2020
  • 10-06-2011 — TeleSupervision & TelePractice: FREE LIVE OCTOBER WEBINAR
  • 10-04-2011 — Ethical Fallacies in Online Therapy
  • 09-29-2011 — New York Times Article
  • 09-26-2011 — TeleMental Health Journal Abstracts for October
  • 09-18-2011 — Ethics and Online Therapy
  • 09-09-2011 — FREE U.S. Based Telehealth Resource Centers
  • 08-28-2011 — Journal Abstracts for July/August
  • 08-26-2011 — Malpractice Insurance for Online Practice
  • 08-23-2011 — Open Mike: Ask Your Question — APA Conference Follow-up Q&A Call
  • 08-19-2011 — Mobile Devices
  • 07-31-2011APA Schedule of Events
  • 07-27-2011 — Anonymity — Questionable Online Therapy Practice?
  • 07-24-2011Smartphones & Telehealth
  • 07-08-2011 Telehealth Smoking Cessation Reimbursement Proposed by CMS
  • 07-06-2011Licensing: Practicing Across State and International Borders
  • 07-05-2011iPhone and other Smartphone Apps (mHealth or mobile health)
  • 07-02-2011 — Journal Abstracts for TeleMental Health June 30, 2011
  • 06-29-2011 — iPhone and other Smartphone Apps (mHealth or mobile health)
  • 06-26-2011 — Licensing: Practicing Across State and International Borders
  • 06-24-2011 — Need inspiration? Federal U.S. Advances in Telehealth
  • 06-22-2011 — Supervision Journal Abstracts June 26, 2011
  • 06-15-2011 — Our Future with Technology
  • 06-14-2011 — Q&A — Licensure and Cross-state Practice
  • 06-06-2011 — Telehealth Takes Giant Step Forward: TeleMental
  • 06-01-2011 Telepsychology Vision by Pat DeLeon, Ph.D., JD:
  • 05-24-2011 — 7% of Physicians Use Video Chat and More
  • 05-19-2011 — SKYPE & Risk Management: FREE TMHI Webinar
  • 05-13-2011Microsoft Buys SKYPE – What Does that Mean for Us?
  • 04-20-2011 — Training – who needs it?
  • 04-14-2011 — Learn about the Latest iPhone Apps
  • 03-29-2011 — Licensure, HIPAA, Convention News

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