Covid-19 information (updated 3/24/20)

BACB Updates
Telehealth

Policy and Insurance Regulations

HHS Guidelines on Telehealth during coronavirus pandemic
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Council of Autism Service Providers FREE GUIDELINES

https://casproviders.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CASP_ALS_Booklet_v1_1.3.20.pdf

 

ABA Billing Codes Commission

https://www.ababillingcodes.com/resources/important-covid-19-update-use-of-telehealth/?fbclid=IwAR1MBhFo5Tjnckkba7fK2tqu0kh5Lylg8S3hxriGomRyyvJmTAHRJPyfrKs

 

Agency Readiness

Telehealth Readiness Guide for ABA agencies-FREE (authored by Wendy Machalicek)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lo09tsfrliz5wev/Telehealth readiness guide for ABA Teams.pdf?dl=0

 

Empowered ABA Telehealth Packet -FREE

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uw8iFOuvjs3nnfvrVTntutMsg6Xu3Dit/view?usp=sharing

 

Training in Telehealth
Comprehensive Training and FREE Webinars from Zoom focused on using their platform to work remotely and deliver telehealth services 
https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

 

Updated google sheet of currently available and upcoming trainings by Dr. Megan Miller

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qf5hpljUyOs3w-EqH_F84aoco4M0JaVe_ieAt0LqzDA/edit?usp=sharing

 

HIPAA Compliant Videoconferencing Software (Most need BAA. Not exhaustive list)

**All are HIPAA compliant for now, but consider effort required to learn new software when this waiver is lifted. https://personcenteredtech.com/2020/03/17/apple-facetime-or-facebook-messenger-video-and-hipaa-compliance-yes-for-now/

 

Facebook Group-Telehealth in Behavior Analysis

https://www.facebook.com/groups/668891769907036/

 

Subscription based

TheraPlatform (also includes practice management, scheduling, billing) https://www.theraplatform.com/

VSee https://vsee.com/

TheraNest (also includes practice management, scheduling, billing)

 

Free

Doxy https://doxy.me/

Intelehealth (requires low bandwidth, made for rural connections)  https://www.intelehealth.org/

RingCentral https://www.ringcentral.com/sem/offer.html?BMID=CONF20PD00110&cid=sem&mkwid=s|pcrid|425614855665|pkw|telehealth|pmt|p|pdv|c|slid||&pgrid=98316085199&ptaid=kwd-271826155&st-t=&RCKW=telehealth&RCMT=p&gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCtscv0W0HhdN2MNzl8c0tVqS_3-s4SgpReiJe891WyxnURicjwqtRBoCBqUQAvD_BwE

 

Informed Consent for Use of Telehealth with Families

Empowered ABA Telehealth Packet -FREE

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uw8iFOuvjs3nnfvrVTntutMsg6Xu3Dit/view?usp=sharing

 

Other Resources for Making the Move to Telehealth

Family-Centered Telehealth Behavioral Consultation Manual (T. Ruppert & W. Machalicek)

Train the trainer manual includes Coaching fidelity checklists, problem solving technology, info for working with families via telehealth, etc.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zeo0lbfht9no2ss/Telehealth Behavioral Consultation Manual 4.pdf?dl=0

State and Federal

Cross State Licensure—ask Carla for help

503-462-5888, cmyers@discoverybehavior.com

 

Multiple Resources for Oregon Residents

https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/coronavirus2020.aspx

 

Link to OR Governor’s Office Press Releases

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/Agency.aspx?page=0&pageSize=10&agency=GOV

90-day delay for Federal Tax Payments
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/irs-extends-tax-payment-deadline-coronavirus/index.html

Families First Act 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201

Free Webinar (CalABA hosted)– Register here: bit.ly/FamiliesFirstABA

This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.

 

Most relevant to providers…. the bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect health care workers. The bill also includes provisions that:

  • establish a federal emergency paid leave benefits program to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak,
  • expand unemployment benefits and provide grants to states for processing and paying claims,
  • require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees,
  • establish requirements for providing coronavirus diagnostic testing at no cost to consumers,
  • treat personal respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures that are eligible for certain liability protections, and
  • temporarily increase the Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).