This webinar is for psychiatrists in private practice who are new to telepsychiatry, or are navigating the changes towards greater utilisation of telepsychiatry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Michelle Atchison, Chair of the Section of Private Practice Psychiatry, chair this one-hour webinar presented by Professor Richard Harvey and Dr Cybele Dey. A Q&A session is included in the second half of the webinar.
It provides straightforward and practical advice on how to get set up for telepsychiatry, and an overview of key considerations when conducting telepsychiatry consultations (particularly when clinicians and patients are new to using this method of consultation).
The presentation will cover a number of areas, including set up and use of relevant technology; MBS item numbers that are currently applicable to telepsychiatry consultations; managing appointments and billing; patient support; prescribing; risk management; liaising with other health professionals involved in a patient's care; and privacy considerations.