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Telebehavioral Health Institute Signs Channel Partnership with SimplePractice

SimplePracticeTelebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) is pleased to announce its channel partnership with SimplePractice to ensure telehealth, telemental and telebehavioral professionals in the behavioral health and telehealth community receive an optimal return on their investment.This group of professionals can enjoy the many benefits of learning and networking through TBHI, an online learning institute devoted to the education and training of professionals wishing to develop the legal, ethical and clinical skills related to working with technology.

Through its affiliation with TBHI, SimplePractice is encouraging its members to obtain professional training from the industry’s leader, and doing its part to educate, train and guide its members to following best practices in telehealth, distance counseling and telebehavioral health. In return, TBHI will include SimplePractice in its referrals to professionals seeking knowledgeable and experienced telehealth billing services.

Dr. Marlene Maheu, a pioneer in the field of telebehavioral health and telehealth and the founder of TBHI, said, “SimplePractice is a well-established company that has served the professional health and wellness community for several years. TBHI is delighted to work with a leader in the field like SimplePractice to supply the training needs of behavioral professionals who seek to be in compliance with legal and ethical requirements for telepractice.” 

“We’re thrilled to partner with TBHI because of their expertise in the field of telehealth and the valuable resources they offer to our customers to be more effective in their ability to utilize the technology,“ said Howard Spector, CEO and Co-Founder of SimplePractice. “As telehealth technology becomes more popular, people will expect to receive care from anywhere. By offering telehealth, our customers not only live up to that promise, they can also provide care to previously inaccessible populations, reduce no-shows, and offer flexibility in the practitioner schedules. With TBHI, they’ll know with certainty that they’re up-to-date with the training required to utilize this service both constructively and in compliance.”

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) located at telehealth.org. TBHI specializes in telehealth, telemental and telebehavioral health, competency-based, professional training (telehealth.org/courses). All professional training is available 100% online, allowing professionals to learn 24/7 while remaining in the comfort of their home or office. With trainees in more than 73 countries, TBHI is focused on legal/ethical/clinical and technical issues, TBHI offers consultation for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, telespeech therapy, tele-occupational therapy, telemedicine and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI offers webinars, individual courses and full Certificate programs for professionals who want to reach clients/patients who otherwise cannot or will not travel. Training is available with CME and CE Hours approved by several national associations for counselors, social workers, psychologists, addiction specialists, health providers and others. Staffing services (telehealth.org/staffing) and job opportunities (providerpanel.com) are also available. TBHI consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in behavioral health. Contact: telehealth.org/contact

Trusted by over 30,000 customers, industry leader SimplePractice empowers health; wellness professionals to run their businesses more efficiently, streamlining administrative tasks, enabling regulatory compliance, and improving documentation and payments. Offering features like a mobile app, paperless intake, customizable progress notes, Telehealth, secure messaging, integrated credit card processing, client scheduling, template library, and more. SimplePractice is a HIPAA compliant, fully integrated practice management platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the company ranked as the “#1 Most Popular Mental Health Software” on Capterra for both 2017 and 2018, and has collected over $1.8 billion in revenue for its customers. Visit www.simplepractice.com/blog for more information.

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) located at telehealth.org. TBHI specializes in telehealth, telemental and telebehavioral health, competency-based, professional training (telehealth.org/courses). All professional training is available 100% online, allowing professionals to learn 24/7 while remaining in the comfort of their home or office. With trainees in more than 73 countries, TBHI is focused on legal/ethical/clinical and technical issues, TBHI offers consultation for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, telespeech therapy, tele-occupational therapy, telemedicine and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI offers webinars, individual courses and full Certificate programs for professionals who want to reach clients/patients who otherwise cannot or will not travel. Training is available with CME and CE Hours approved by several national associations for counselors, social workers, psychologists, addiction specialists, health providers and others. Staffing services (telehealth.org/staffing) and job opportunities (providerpanel.com) are also available. TBHI consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in behavioral health. Contact: telehealth.org/contact

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2 comments on “Telebehavioral Health Institute Signs Channel Partnership with SimplePractice

  1. Greetings,

    A licensed clinical psychologist in NY (serving primarily Ithaca), I was also signed up briefly with Simple Practice. I found myself less than satisfied with either organization, basically because of the apparent esteem in which it held such ‘licensing agencies’ as the various state licensing boards, HIPAA, and the other less than ethical people in line for a payment out every time a client sees a therapist. While much of Marlene’s suggestions made sense – such as making sure there is no one else in the room and establishing a code to indicate if this is not the case; finding out emergency contacts in the patient’s area, and so on — in my area, more or less controlled by Aetna and BCBS, there is simply no margin to do anything but use Skype or another free service, keep one’s own books, and to the best one can, avoid paying taxes for the building – the erection, I should say — of the southern US wall. I receive enough in the way of word-of-mouth referrals from Cornell University and ithaca college to populate my small, post retirement practice. That said, I deeply wish I could take advantage of the services you offer, though at this point I simply cannot afford them, on payments which are at most $90 per session, often requiring several collection go-rounds. I would love to know a way around this (Perhaps the insurers, facing single-payer diminishment, might kick in some themselves) . However, as it stands, it does have that overtone of the rich simply getting richer, while my clients often drop out of school and lose themselves. “It takes money to make money“ is not really a practicing ethic . Inevitably, some resentment ensues.

    Thank you

    • Jonathan,
      Thank you for your comments. I am not sure if you are referring to us at TBHI when you state, “I deeply wish I could take advantage of the services you offer, though at this point I simply cannot afford them…” For practitioners, we offer two services: training and consultation. Training can be obtained for free if you have the time for work/study. details of that scholarship program are here: http://telehealth.org/scholarship

      If on the other hand, you are referring to the need to pay for a video platform, you might want to try some of the free services that are HIPAA-compliant: Doxy.me and SecureVideo. They both have limits of their free products, but they have helped many professionals get started. Once you are in the profit zone, then you may want to try a paid service.

      I hope this helps!
      Marlene

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