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Telepsychiatry can reach children in underserved areas.

AT THE AAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SAN DIEGO -- Telemedicine services can reach children with mental health needs in underserved rural and urban communities, but physicians must know how to find those services.

In a video interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Jane Oski of Tuba City (Ariz.) Regional Health Care explains how Medicaid reimbursement for such services varies by state, and where physicians treating children in underserved areas should start in their search for telepsychiatry services and resources.

Dr. Oski outlines how physicians interested in providing telepsychiatry can access guidelines about how to provide care via the American Telemedicine Association at ata.org. The association also can give access to organizations that can provide funding for telemedicine. She explains that there are software programs that can be used on Ipads to transmit telemedicine.

Caption: Dr. Jane Oski describes in a video interview how to find telepsychiatry services and resources. Scan this QR code or go to pediatricnews.com.

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Author:Rudd, Terry
Publication:Pediatric News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2014
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