WATCH: Telemedicine Keeps Kids in School

MHA recently spotlighted Heywood Healthcare’s Tele Behavioral School Based Counseling Program, which provides counseling services to students in North Central Massachusetts during their school day. The program highlights the tremendous potential of telemedicine to reach patients who often lack access to care – in ways that fit their lifestyles. MHA is part of a coalition of over 30 healthcare organizations supporting a bill (HB991/SB612) that would ensure programs like these are given solid ground on which to succeed by creating a comprehensive definition of telemedicine, establishing insurer coverage parity for telehealth services, and reduce the paperwork so that clinicians can treat patients virtually. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Thomas Golden (D-Lowell) and Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester). Watch the video on the school-based program here.