WashingtonAnd February 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Behavioral Health Care (NABH) and Foundation for Education and Research have released Manat Problem brief It highlights the effectiveness of telehealth services in enhancing traditional partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP).
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many behavioral healthcare providers to implement telehealth services to expand existing PHPs and IOPs. To evaluate the effectiveness of telehealth in PHP and IOP programs, NABH members launched a study to measure the impact of telehealth services on access and outcomes.
The results of the study show that the use of telehealth services improved access to care and improved access for existing staff. Preliminary results from several NABH members also indicated that, with respect to in-person services, telehealth delivery resulted in similar or better outcomes for patients with PHP and IOP.
“Maintaining coverage of telehealth services in PHP and IOP is essential for improving access to and outcomes for behavioral healthcare,” he said. Donald ParkerChairman of the Board of Directors of the NABH Foundation for Education and Research and Chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic at New Jersey. “We are grateful to our fellow NABH members who helped with this important study,” he added. “And we thank Team Manatt for showing how behavioral health care providers have integrated telehealth into their PHP and IOP programs, the lessons we learned from this, and what policy recommendations to consider as the COVID-19 public health emergency draws to a close.”
Some of the key findings of the telehealth briefing include:
During the COVID-19 crisis, organizational flexibility has enabled traditional personal PHP and IOP programs to rapidly implement telehealth services.
The use of telehealth to deliver PHP and IOP services has improved access to care for telepatients and those facing other access barriers.
Emerging research shows that, with respect to in-person care, the use of telehealth in PHPs and IOPs in general improves the quality of clinical care, patient satisfaction, and the overall efficiency of the healthcare system.
Mannat will host a webinar to discuss the findings of the case brief Wednesday 1 February in noon EST. click here Learn more and register for the free webinar.
NABH Education and Research conducts independent studies and partners with other organizations to identify and develop best practices and improve NABH members’ ability to support the nation’s behavioral health needs.
About NABH Education and Research Foundation:
The NABH Foundation for Education and Research was renewed by the NABH Board of Trustees in 2020 and exists today to advance education and research to improve behavioral healthcare care and treatment; further improving the quality of behavioral healthcare facilities; And enhance the scientific understanding of human behavior knowledge.
The National Association for Behavioral Health Care (NABH) represents provider systems that treat children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental health and substance use disorders in inpatient behavioral health care hospitals and units, residential and partial hospitalization facilities, intensive outpatient programs, medications, assistive treatment centers, and health care programs Outpatient behavioral and recovery support services in 49 states and Washington, DC The association was founded in 1933.
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