January 21, 2023

Augmenting Behavioral Health Treatment With Telehealth: New Research Findings

Catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, many behavioral health care providers have implemented telehealth services to augment existing partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). In a new webinar—based on their just-released joint research study—Manatt Health and the National Association for Behavioral Health Education and Research Foundation (NABH) share how the growing use of telehealth is improving access to care and optimizing the reach of personnel, while delivering similar or better outcomes for PHP and IOP patients.

During the program, a panel of leaders from major behavioral health providers that participated in the study—including Northwell’s Zucker Hillside Hospital, Universal Health Services (UHS) and Rogers Behavioral Health—will discuss their experiences executing and evaluating telehealth programs, as well as their recommendations for policymakers and payers. Key topics include:

  • The ways that regulatory flexibilities enabled the rapid implementation of telehealth by traditional in-person PHPs and IOPs during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Real-world insights into how using telehealth to deliver PHP and IOP services improved access to care
  • Results of emerging research showing that, relative to in-person care, the use of telehealth in PHPs and IOPs is improving the quality of clinical care, patient satisfaction and the overall efficiency of the health care system
  • Recommendations for policymakers and payers

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