TelePsychiatry Services

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TelePsychiatry Services

TeleSpecialists provides emergent TelePsychiatric consultations by board-certified psychiatrists. Working closely with your facility’s team, our TelePsychiatrists will evaluate patients and efficiently coordinate their transition to the appropriate next levels of care.

Each facility will proceed through a thorough implementation process, establishing customized protocols and identifying on-the-ground resources to aid in the evaluation, initial management and effective stabilization of patients.

Key features of TeleSpecialists TelePsychiatry program includes:

  • A detailed implementation process
  • Ongoing scheduling support through our Rapid Response Center (RRC)
  • Quality management collaboration to ensure the best quality outcomes

Program Benefits

The TeleSpecialists TelePsychiatry program benefits include:

  • 24/7/365 access to psychiatry professionals on an as-needed basis
  • Evidenced based, customized protocols to optimize care for mental health patients
  • Reduced ongoing personnel costs associated with hiring an in-person psychiatrist or managing a panel of locum tenens providers
  • Improved patient throughput leading to reduced costs attributable to shorter lengths of stay
  • Support Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) needs
  • Integration with existing technologies as our TelePsychiatrists document and write orders into your native EMR
  • Cart flexibility, utilizing existing equipment or guiding the selection of the most appropriate video platforms
  • Optimized regulatory compliance provided by our TelePsychiatry coverage aids in reducing patient and facility risk
  • Reduced stress and worry, by having confidence that mental health needs are covered by a reliable service

Emergent TelePsychiatry Consults

Our broad range of TelePsychiatry services will aid in the evaluation, stabilization, and disposition of a variety of mental health emergencies, including:

  • Suicide attempts or self-injurious behaviors
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Homicidal ideations
  • Acute agitation
  • Severe depressive episodes
  • Manic episodes
  • Acute psychotic episodes
  • Severe anxiety
  • Involuntary commitment evaluations/referrals
  • Severe adverse reactions related to psychotropic agents

If your facility is interested in routine, non-emergent TelePsychiatric consultations, please contact us for a discussion of our additional service line options.

Operational Support

The TeleSpecialists team consists of more than just physicians. Our extensive resources and experience will contribute to a seamless transition for your TelePsychiatry program. This includes:

  • A customized implementation timeline
  • Weekly collaborative meetings throughout the implementation process
  • An opportunity to participate in our Delegated Credentialing services
  • Utilization of our state-of-the-art Rapid Response Center (RRC), which incorporates cutting edge technologies to quickly assign physicians to each case
  • Lean transformation event to optimize operational efficiencies and enhance the patient experience
  • Ongoing program re-assessment to aid in identifying process improvement opportunities with our quality management team

Quality Review

TeleSpecialists is committed to the delivery of high quality patient care. Our quality management department is spearheaded by a nursing team with over 50 years of hospital-based quality oversight. Our practice is accredited by The Joint Commission as well as ISO 9001:2015. Each facility is assigned a dedicated RN licensed Quality Program Specialist (QPS). These RNs will oversee all quality elements associated with the program including:

  • Routine meetings with their hospital-based counterpart
  • Establish target metrics to incorporate into a facility specific TelePsychiatry dashboard
  • Review of quality performance data in real time, and collaboration with the hospital team to routinely evaluate that data
  • Engage in targeted process improvement planning

Learn more about our Quality Management Services.

Remote Medical Director Oversight

TeleSpecialists also offers Remote Medical Director (RMD) oversight to assist with meeting accreditation requirements and/or ensuring proper clinical oversight of our TelePsychiatry consults.

If your facility is interested in remote medical director oversight, please contact us for a discussion.

Ready to Implement our TelePsychiatry Program?

Interested in learning more about how TeleSpecialists physicians can deliver medical expertise and quality support through our TelePsychiatry services? Let’s talk about how your facility can better address the emergent behavioral health needs of your patients utilizing telemedicine. We can help! We look forward to speaking with you.