Treating Opioid Use Disorder: The Pharmacology of Suboxone

Treating Opioid Use Disorder: The Pharmacology of Suboxone

Suboxone is an oral maintenance medication used for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist that is used to treat overdoses, and is typically taken orally.

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Upcoming Telehealth Events

Upcoming Telehealth Events

At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we recognize the the value in connecting, collaborating, and communicating with others about telemedicine and mental healthcare-- that's why we’ve compiled this list of upcoming events in the space. 

From webinars to symposiums, there are tons opportunities to engage with others and learn more about the field of telemental health!

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Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations

Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations

Titled "Navigating NY State Telemedicine Regulations," the webinar dives into recent changes to New York telemedicine rules, an example of a successful telemedicine model, and consideration around financial outcomes for programs in New York.

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VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

VA Sets the Precedent for Telemental Health Programs

As a pioneer in the telehealth industry, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned its reputation as a leader in the field by implementing an especially well–developed and effective telemental health program. This post discusses the origins of the VA's telemental health program in addition to outcome data and associated benefits. 

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What is Telepsychiatry?

What is Telepsychiatry?

Technology is changing the way patients receive specialized psychiatric care and how facilities like hospitals and clinics are operating. Telepsychiatry is a model of care delivery that utilizes technology to increase access and help mental healthcare facilities run more efficiently while maintaining high standards of care. While all of this sounds exciting, you might be asking yourself "so, what exactly is telepsychiatry"? In this post you'll learn about the basics of telepsychiatry and how it is impacting the world of mental healthcare. 

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The Need for Telemental Health

The Need for Telemental Health

Telemental health provides patients with the same services that a mental health professional delivers in person. The difference is that patient and provider are connected using live teleconferencing thus, may be located many miles away from one another.

Read more about the current state of mental health in the U.S. and why there is such a need for telemental health services!

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Models of Telemental Health

Models of Telemental Health

Telemental health services are delivered in a range of settings to patients with varying degrees of mental illness. Whether it be hospitals, assisted living homes, primary care physician offices or even patient homes, telemental health services can be integrated into most, if not all, clinical practice systems. Aside from clinical settings, patients can access care right from their homes with direct to consumer platforms that function as virtual provider offices. 

The following is a description of two types of telemental healthcare: the clinic-clinic model and the clinic-home model.

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FAQs for Psychiatrists Considering Genoa Telepsychiatry

FAQs for Psychiatrists Considering Genoa Telepsychiatry

Are you an experienced psychiatrist longing to practice medicine without the administrative hassles of running a private practice?

Are you exhausted by a full time schedule, dream of working fewer hours, with time to pursue personal interests and hobbies?

Have you enjoyed a successful career in psychiatry, want to scale back, without retiring?

Then perhaps you should consider telepsychiatry.

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How Providers Can Earn Competitive Wages with Telepsychiatry

How Providers Can Earn Competitive Wages with Telepsychiatry

Myth: Because telepsychaitry focuses on an underserved, under-insured and largely Medicaid populations, psychiatrists can not earn a competitive living given their skills. 

Fact: Psychiatrists can earn well-above-average pay ($150/hr, $300k/yr or more), serving the communities most in need through telepsychiatry.

Telepsychiatry can often pay at par, if not better, than other psychiatric treatment settings. By focusing on patients in underserved settings, telepsychiatry can take advantage of a few different types of reimbursement bonuses that can meaningfully increase the total potential revenue derived from telepsychiatry. 

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There's a Serious and Growing Psychiatrist Shortage in the U.S.

There's a Serious and Growing Psychiatrist Shortage in the U.S.

According to a study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges- 59 percent of psychiatrist are 55 or older, implicating that more that half of the psychiatrist population may soon be retiring or decreasing their working hours (1).

Aside from an aging psychiatrist population - statistics help us tell us a deeper story. According to the American Medical Association, the number of adult and child psychiatrists rose by only 12 percent from 1994 to 2013, from 43,640 to 49,079. During that span, the U.S. population increased by about 37 percent; meanwhile, millions more Americans have become eligible for mental health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (1). So, although the number of licensed psychiatrists is steadily increasing - the sheer volume of mental health need is surpassing the status quo.  

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The Future of Psychiatry is Online

The Future of Psychiatry is Online

We live in a world where technology is ubiquitous. Most industries have adapted to how tech-driven the Western consumer landscape is by offering their products or services online.

The advantages of integrating technology use into any service provider space are endless as it expands reach and increases ease of accessibility and service use. The behavioral health sector is necessarily following suit as telepsychiatry platforms are growing in number and the demand for these services is on the rise.

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