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NAADAC Advocacy Day, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Hya...

The Telebehavioral Health Institute is proud to help support the NAADAC Advocacy Day by posting the recent NAADAC announcement of an advocacy effort on Capitol Hill.  Please read the details below and join NAADAC in this effort if you can. …

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ALERT: Texas and Louisiana Licensing Boards Relaxing Re...

If you are a behavioral health / mental health / addictions recovery professional who can travel to help with Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas or Louisiana, you may want to consider taking the following steps: Contact the Texas or Louisiana …

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OCR HIPAA Breach Guidance, 2017

OCR has recently reinforced guidance for health care professionals on proper protocols to follow in the event of a HIPAA breach. The guidance coming from the body of HHS responsible for enforcing HIPAA compliance gives insight into HIPAA investigations and …

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Confidential Psychotherapy Records Hacked in Potential ...

HIPAA violations resulting from health care data breaches are common occurrences. Behavioral health professionals face this threat just as much as any other health care specialty. But a data breach affecting behavioral health processionals can be particularly serious because of …

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NIH Research Opportunity: NIH Grant-Subcontract for Cli...

Clinical research centers are encouraged to consider the NIH research opportunity outlined herein. Telemental Health can be broadly defined as the delivery of mental healthcare services to distal locations by electronic connectivity. In recent years, telemedicine has expanded to include …

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Looking for a Telehealth Journal to Publish Your Next P...

Colleagues,  ​If you have ​a manuscript that is creative​, al​most complete, ​or a good ​paper submitted to another journal but unaccepted, please write to our Editor-in-Chief ​to discuss possible submissions to JTiBS. Dr. Donald Hilty is our Editor-in-Chief and you will find him to be a delight. As President and …

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TBHI Offers Telebehavioral Health Certification for Tex...

Telebehavioral Health Institute Professional Certification Training for Technology-Assisted Services The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) offers two types of Telebehavioral Health Certification training to assist professionals who want to comply with the new Texas Marriage and Family Licensing Board ruling for Technology-Assisted Services …

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New Technology and Telehealth Ruling for Texas Marriage...

Another state’s regulatory (licensing) board has passed a ruling to provide guidance to their licenses regarding the use of technology-assisted services with their citizens.  Texas has now joined the ranks of Georgia, whose Composite Board for counselors, marriage and family …

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Why a HIPAA Manual Won’t Protect You from Audits

When the regulation was first released, HIPAA manuals were an effective way for health care professionals to address the law. However, in the 21 years since HIPAA was first enacted, the regulatory requirements have changed significantly. These days, with all …

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