Is Telehealth Credentialing Giving You a Headache?
The Telebehavioral Health Institute is here to help.
There are two types of “credentialing” for telehealth, one for training, and the other for reimbursement. They are related to one another, but traditionally they are quite different:
Training: Obtaining a “credential” such as a certificate or certification for having completed evidence-based training. The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) is founded on competencies established in the early publications of Dr. Maheu in 2001, and shortly thereafter, Drs. Maheu, Pulier and Mcmenamin in 2004. (These concepts are more recently elaborated in Dr. Maheu’s most recent publication as Chair of the CTiBS Telebehavioral Health Competencies Task Force. Download your freee copy of this article here.) Such training is currently-available from the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI). Such training is available from TBHI in two forms:
eLearning – all competency-based training is available online, is available 24/7, is self-paced (start and stop when you are available) and self-directed (provides over 1,000 links to additional resources online.)
Reimbursement. Telehealth credentialing is a process whereby practitioners become eligible for reimbursement by third parties. Such credentialing has to do with a third party verifying your eligibility for payment in the eyes of a payor. It is unrelated to telemental health training.
TBHI can now help you with consultation to help you organize your efforts toward:
We make the introduction to telehealth specialty professionals; you negotiate your own fees and terms
"For nearly 20 years Marlene has been the leader in thought, training and advocacy regarding the impact of technology on mental health professions."
Donna Ford MA,
Former President, American Counseling Association
"As a consultant, Dr. Maheu is creative, engaging, insightful, funny, easy, wise, and overall a delight to work with. Her energetic participation was infectious and raised everyone's game."
CEO, Ease Interactive
"Technology is crucial to our advancement as a profession in the 21st century. Marlene Maheu has been a forerunner in this endeavor to bring telepsychology to our practice, training and research."
Jean Lau Chin, ED.D., ABPP
"The Telebehavioral Health Institute provides all of the essential training needed to start practicing telemental health or telepsychiatry. The courses are unsurpassed, unique and contain everything one needs to know in order to start practicing. Upon completing this training, a provider is "ready to go."
Timothy Lacy, MD.
Former Chief of Telehealth for the US Air Force Surgeon General, CEO of Stonetree Medical Technologies, LLC
"Marlene is an engaging speaker and is at the cutting edge of mental health and technology. I'd highly encourage seeing one (or more) of her presentations. Her ideas will inspire you with possibilities."
Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
Partner at The Practice Institute and co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice
"Dr. Maheu has been a consistent and courageous pioneer in the use of technology to improve mental health services for over a generation. Her training will provide you with essential tools to start a successful telepractice while remaining complaint with legal, ethical and other risk management strategies."
Luciano L'Abate, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgia State University
"Marlene is incredibly tech savvy with laser-sharp understanding of how to make the best use of innovative social media in professional settings."
Stephanie A. Shields, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
"Marlene is a pioneer, leader and strong advocate for ethical telemental health practices. Her presentations, workshops, articles and books provide valuable, thoughtful and informative ideas about how to deal with the many complex issues presented by rapidly evolving technologies."
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D.
"Dr. Maheu did a superb job of teaching many of the key concepts in tele-mental health to therapists in our organization."
Eric Kuelker, Ph.D.
Past President, Mental Health Pros
"Marlene is a true innovator in bringing technology to the mental health field. Her books are a must and I recommend them to my students."
Dale Masi, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Masi Research Consultants Inc
"Dr. Maheu is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country in the area of psychology and technology. She has a rich perspective on the benefits and challenges in this field and has been extremely generous in sharing her resources and expertise."
Judith Blanton, Ph.D.
"Marlene has established herself as a pioneer, expert, and forceful advocate for the telehealth. I've taken her courses and periodically consult with her. I count on her for thoughtful and ethical guidance in this complex field."
Larry Brooks, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice - Psychotherapy & Supervision
"Dr. Maheu is a leading national expert on the application of psychology in tele-health, online services and use of new technologies to support and expand your practice. Marlene does terrific workshops--don't miss them if you have a chance to see her in action."
James Bray, Ph.D.
Past President, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is psychology's telehealth visionary, leading our colleagues through professional training in ethics and innovative technologies since the mid-90's. Telepsychology is the 21st century and our practitioners in particular must become knowledgeable."
Pat DeLeon, Ph.D., MPH, JD
Former President, American Psychological Association
"I wanted to establish a task force on 'new media,' but only if Marlene Maheu, a long-time leader in telepsychology, would agree to be its chair. She did, and the task force exceeded my highest hopes."
Ellen Cole, Ph.D.
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association
"Dr. Maheu is an outstanding leader, educator, and creative force in the field of telehealth. She has been a long-term advocate for the use of empirically-based practices in telepsychology and has provided solid guidance to practitioners in the ethics and conduct of telehealth services."
Robert L. Glueckauf, Ph.D.
College of Medicine, Florida State University
"Marlene Maheu is a trailblazer in the field of telehealth. She was one of the first psychologists to even consider the concept of providing electronic services to patients and has been a leader in that field. Marlene is also a mover and a shaker and seems to be able to make nearly anything happen."
Larry Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
"Dr. Maheu was writing and presenting on telehealth and psychology of the Internet when the rest of us didn't even know how to spell it, much less know what it means or how to practice it. She is a true visionary and a pioneer in the important area of tele-mental-health."
Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
"Marlene is an intelligent, thoughtful, and diligent clinical psychologist. I've known her for years and her work in ethics and telehealth have been of the highest caliber."