Visit via Telehealth
We are working hard to provide the best service for you during this time of COVID-19. It is unclear how long measures will be in place that encourage distancing from one another, so we are prepared to provide telehealth (secure video conferencing) as long as necessary. We are very encouraged by the passing of legislation (see below) late on March 17, signed by Governor Walz, that mental health parity includes telehealth. What does that mean? Anything that your current health insurance policy covered for in-office will be covered the same while using secure video conferencing.
COVERAGE OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES
Section 1. COVERAGE OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES PROVIDED DIRECTLY TO A PATIENT AT THE PATIENT’S RESIDENCE; RESPONSE TO COVID-19.
(a) The definition of “originating site” under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671, subdivision 7, includes a patient’s residence if the patient is receiving health care services or consultations by means of telemedicine.
(b) The definition of “telemedicine” under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671, subdivision 9, includes health care services or consultations delivered to a patient at the patient’s residence.
(c) Under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.672, subdivision 2, a health carrier shall not exclude or reduce coverage for a health care service or consultation solely because the service or consultation is provided via telemedicine directly to a patient at the patient’s residence.
(d) “Telemedicine” as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision 3b, paragraph (d), includes the delivery of health care services or consultations with a patient at the patient’s residence and the licensed health care provider at a distant site.
(e) This section expires February 1, 2021.
What will be required is a computer, tablet or smartphone and a solid internet connection. If you are unable to access stable internet or do not have a computer, we can come up with some alternatives. We can delay scheduling until we are back in our offices, or we can provide a private pay rate for a phone call of $75/hour, or $45/30 minutes.
If you would like to initiate a telehealth session please contact us directly via email. If you are new to Centered Practice during this time, please review our therapist profiles to identify the provider you would like to connect and email them directly. We have limited openings and would like to hear from you.
We know that this is a time of rapidly changing information, and we are committed to providing safe, reliable support for you and your loved ones as you navigate your unique experience.