The Trusts COVID-19 Resources for Practitioners - includes downloadable Informed Consent for Telepsychology (upper right)CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers
World Health Organization's Getting Workplace Ready for Coronavirus
HIPAA & COVID-19: Dos & Don'ts webinar - put on by Global Compliance Panel
Telepsychology Resources - see below
Federal Student Loan Relief - Your payments may automatically stop from March 13, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2020. Check into it.
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund- Look in your email for a notice from OptumPay (some have found it in their SPAM folder). Part of the Cares Act stimulus package for Providers was a payment to Health Care Providers based upon how much they billed Medicare fee-for-service last year. If you do not have direct deposit with OptumPay follow the directions in the email you received so they can mail you the money. Info from APA on this.
Give An Hour - National network of volunteer mental health providers providing pro bono services to victims of national disaster, etc.
Idaho Laws/Rules to Review:
See Section 450 on Service Extenders - Rules of the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners
- Here's the list of subsections that were waived, temporarily, per the Governor's proclamation of April 24: 450.01c, 450.03h, 450.03i.
APA Coping in the Era of Coronavirus - webinar for students
Federal Student Loan Relief - - Your payments may automatically stop from March 13, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2020. Check into it.
APA Telepsych Best Practices 101 webinar series - free (for limited time) webinar to APA members & non-members
Laws/Rules to Review:
See Chapter 57, Idaho Telehealth Access Act - Under Title 54 of Idaho Statutes (these may be suspended temporarily, see Governor's emergency proclamation)
Insurance Company Information:
Blue Cross of Idaho - see Coronavirus Notifications under Important Announcements (center page)
Blue Cross of Idaho Expands Telehealth Services for Members - KIVI News article
Cigna - request their Interim Telehealth Guidance announcement which includes billing guidance; unfortunately, it's copyrighted and a link cannot be foundCMS Related info:
What the COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver Means for Psychologists
- article from APA re seeing Medicare patients via telehealth
CMS Telehealth Benefits During the COVID-19 Outbreak - press release re expanding telehealth benefits for Medicare patients
Medicare Fee-For-Service Response to Public Health Emergency on COVID-19 - see Pages 4-6 re Telehealth
Notification from HHS on Enforcement Discretion - The Office for Civil Rights will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This notification is effective immediately. Read for more details.
Other Telepsychology Resources:
Trust's A Practical Guide to Providing Telepsychology with Minimal Risk - free 2-hour webinar (no CE)
Comparing the latest telehealth technology solutions - APA article
Optum-Idaho's telehealth technology called Virtual Visits - free for providers to use to see their patients
Telepsych & Internet-Based Therapy Info - from Ken Pope, PhD, ABPP
Connect2Geek for Your IT Needs - IPA has arranged for an Idaho company to offer discounted rates for your IT needs.
APA:APA: How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
APA Resources for Pandemics
Centers for Disease Control:
Local & State:
Tips for Coping with COVID-19 - courtesy of Amy Walters, PhD, St Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center
Information on Idaho's Major Hospitals - visitation changes, what do to if you think you have COVID-19, etc.St Luke's Health System (SW Idaho/E Oregon)Saint Alphonsus (SW Idaho)
Portneuf Health Partners (SE Idaho)Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (Idaho Falls)Bingham Memorial (Blackfoot)
Kootenai Medical Center (Cda)
Other Sources (Red Cross, WHO, etc.):
Defending Against COVID-19 Cyberscams - provided by Dept of Homeland Security
Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety - info with link to podcastNational Child Traumatic Stress Network Factsheet to Help Families Cope
Electronic handout on Psychological Coping During a Pandemic - shared by our neighbors at the Psychologists' Association of Alberta - if you use, please keep their credits
Resources for families & children.