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Friday, September 11 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Telemedicine Delivery of Evidence-based Psychiatric and Behavioral Treatments for PTSD: Pitfalls, Best Practices, and Outcomes

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Health disparities arising from geographic isolation, travel and parking expense, and simple logistics related to not being able to get to and from treatment sites are being addressed through adaptation of best practice treatments to telemedicine formats. However, this process has been unnecessarily slowed by administrative and clinical fears related to patient safety, reimbursement, and limits of technology. In this interactive session, Drs. Acierno and Hamner will discuss common issues confronting psychiatric and behavioral providers using telemedicine to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders, including suicidality and safety risk, technology requirements and barriers, modifications to content and style, billing and reimbursement standards, and lessons learned. Emerging data comparing outcomes of televideo vs. in-person treatments will also be covered.

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Mark B. Hamner, MD

Professor, Military Sciences Division, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South CarolinaMark B. Hamner, MD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. He is also Medical Director... Read More →
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Ron Acierno, PhD

Senior Researcher, PTSD Clinical Team, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Founder and Clinical Director, Veterans on... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT

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