Telebehavioral health (TBH) use among rural medicaid beneficiaries: Relationships with telehealth policies
MRHRC, telehealth, Medicaid, rural, behavioral health, policy, access
The authors examined associations between state Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health (TBH) use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with behavioral health needs and assessed relationships between beneficiary characteristics and TBH use. They concluded that in the FFS Medicaid environment, engaging patients through informed consent within provider settings that receive facility fees may facilitate access to TBH services.
FMI: Yvonne C. Jonk, PhD, Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center, email@example.com
Funding Organization or Grant
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Talbot, J. A., Jonk, Y., Burgess, A. R., Thayer, D., Ziller, E., Paluso, N., & Coburn, A. F. (2020, September 3). Telebehavioral Health Use among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies. Journal of Rural Mental Health, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/rmh0000160