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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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This course presents ethical and legal guidelines for conducting telehealth (enhancing healthcare through the use of telecommunications technologies) with adults who have behavioral health issues. Included are issues of informed consent; guidelines for confidentiality, boundaries, and privacy; and rules for sharing information. You will be equipped with strategies you can use in your own setting as you learn about mandatory reporting under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), prerequisites for delivering telehealth, and guidelines for billing and practice across state lines.
Summarize laws such as HIPAA, as they pertain to the application of telehealth.
Cite the ethical guidelines involved in using telehealth, specifically regarding issues of confidentiality, boundaries, privacy, reporting, and sharing of information.
Discuss at least two prerequisites for delivering telehealth services, such as training and education requirements.
Apply rules governing telehealth practice and billing across state lines.