Many thanks to the AAPPN members who shared information and resources regarding the impacts of the COVID-10 pandemic on mental health, our profession, and our practices.
We have put together a curated list of these resources to assist you navigate through these difficult times.
- March 26, 2020: Inslee provides construction guidance and signs proclamations for UI rules, healthcare payments (telemedicine parity)
- March 17, 2020: Office of Civil Rights announces covered health care providers may use certain popular applications that allow for video chats to provide telehealth without risk of penalty for HIPPA noncompliance
- Washington State Healthcare Care Authority brief on Apple Care (Medicaid) coverage for telemedicine services
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Health IT Playbook
- Center for Connected Health Policy
- U.S. Department of Defense Mobile Health Practice Guide (December 2017)
- An Interprofessional Framework for Telebehavioral Health Competencies (March 2018)
- Medicare Learning Network: Telehealth Services (March 2020)
Resources for Your Practice
- Behavioral health workers are specifically identified as essential critical infrastructure workers: “Behavioral health workers (including mental and substance use disorder) responsible for coordination, outreach, engagement, and treatment to individuals in need of mental health and/or substance use disorder services.”
- Washington Health Care Authority is providing a limited number of no-cost Zoom licenses to health care providers.
- Small Business Administration disaster assistance is available in all counties within the state of Washington.
- Complete list of resources for businesses through the State of Washington.
- Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness.
- Connect with nature.
- Relax with the arts.