- Why should I join the TELETHERAPISTFINDER network?
By offering online counseling, you can expand the geographical reach of your practice, see clients in remote areas, and continue to see clients who may have relocated. Online practice afford you greater scheduling flexibility, reduces no-shows, and increases client satisfaction. One more thing: it is free!
- I’m a licensed therapist but I do not want to use the CarePaths EHR. Can I use just teletherapy and is their a charge?
The answer is yes and yes. You don’t have to use CarePath’s EHR and use of the teletherapy and secure messaging features are free.
- What insurances can I bill?
Check with the companies you send claims to now and ask them if they reimburse for teletherapy. The major health insurers as well and Medicaid and Medicare are rapidly expanding their coverage for teletherapy.
- How much does teletherapistfinder cost?
It is free.
- How is my client’s personal health information (PHI) protected?
Teletherapistfinder is HIPAA compliant and adheres to all HIPAA policies and regulations. It is a product of CarePaths, Inc which is ONC certified by CMS. All sessions are encrypted to ensure that you and your clients can exchange information securely through our website.
- What kind of computer or technical equipment do I need to use teletherapistfinder?
One of the following operating systems:
Windows version 7 or 8
Macintosh version OS X 10.7 or newer
One of the following Internet browsers:
Chrome version 31 or newer
Firefox version 24 or newer
A webcam and microphone are usually built into new computers and are available in stores or online.
- I already use other video platforms, e.g. Facetime, Skype, with my clients. How is teletherapistfinder different?
Neither Skype or Facetime are secure and Hipaa compliant. Teletherapistfinder is Hipaa compliant and secure. With teletherapistfinder you and your clients can conduct video counseling sessions and exchange emails securely.
- Are my sessions recorded?
No, sessions are neither recorded nor stored.
- Can I e-prescribe medications to my clients through teletherapistfinder?