Telepsychiatry Partnerships Based on Clinical Compassion

The demand for behavioral health and addiction treatment is immense. And growing. innovaTel is committed to helping organizations help their patients by integrating highly qualified, remote telepsychiatry providers into clinical teams.

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    Real Solutions to Real Challenges

    We help your organization recruit and retain quality providers.


    innovaTel’s 95% retention rate among its esteemed providers illustrates the success of its partnership model, which allows organizations to be involved in selecting an ideal candidate, regardless of where they are located. innovaTel recruits from all over the country and removes geography from your recruitment equation, finding you the best clinical fit from a larger pool of candidates.

    We help with efficiency.


    innovaTel assimilates to fit with any organization’s workflow without requiring additional technology or software, allowing clinical teams to focus more on patient care and less on IT issues. All innovaTel providers follow a set scheduling template and perform concurrent documentation with no additional admin time, providing you with maximum productivity while maintaining the highest standards of care.

    We create an exceptional patient experience.


    Patients deserve timely, professional, high quality care to address the complex and demanding issues they face. And that’s exactly what innovaTel delivers, every day.

    We provide specialized care where resources are limited.


    A telepsychiatry partnership with innovaTel allows organizations to tap into providers with professional specialties that may not be available in their area, which is particularly beneficial in rural areas.

    We have creative solutions for limited budgets.


    Benefit from predictability of cost. Organizations choose a part-time or full-time schedule with providers and innovaTel covers costs tied to licensing, benefits, malpractice insurance and paid time off.

    We help meet the demand for care.


    By partnering with innovaTel and integrating the expertise of a remote provider, organizations can reduce wait times for patients and alleviate the stress experienced by staff that has reached its capacity.

    Our Partnership Process

    At innovaTel, we are reshaping the telepsychiatry model, which transforms your ability to provide care. That’s why our process for establishing partnerships is simple.

    STEP ONE

    Let's talk

    Share your clinical needs with innovaTel.

    STEP TWO

    Interview our providers

    innovaTel presents providers for your team to interview.

    STEP THREE

    Onboarding begins

    Once your team chooses a provider(s), they become credentialed with your payers and your organization bills for services.

    STEP FOUR

    Workflow development

    innovaTel assigns you a Clinical Liaison — an experienced psychiatric nurse — to help design customized workflows with your team to ensure seamless integration.

    STEP FIVE

    Your patients receive care

    Your innovaTel providers hold a set schedule for your patients each week, connect via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform and document directly into your EMR.

    STEP SIX

    Receive ongoing support

    Your Clinical Liaison provides ongoing support to you and your innovaTel providers in your day-to-day work.

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    What is the typical timeline to get started?

    Two of the biggest factors with a timeline for implementing telepsychiatry is licensing and credentialing of clinicians, which can vary depending on your state and the insurance plans that you accept.

    innovaTel’s goal is to find the best clinical fit for your organization. In many cases, innovaTel has providers who are already licensed in your state. However, if we have providers who are a great clinical fit who are not yet licensed in your state, innovaTel will cover the cost to get them licensed in your state. Our team will work closely with yours to ensure a timely implementation that sets the foundation for a long-term partnership.

    How does licensing and credentialing work?

    It is innovaTel’s policy that providers are licensed in the state where they are physically located as well as where they are treating patients. 

    innovaTel covers the cost of clinician licensing, DEA, malpractice, benefits and PTO.

    innovaTel’s implementation team will work closely with your team to assist with provider credentialing. Once you review and choose your clinician or clinicians, the innovaTel team will get you all of the documentation that you need to credential the innovaTel provider with your payers.

    How does billing work?

    innovaTel does not bill insurance directly. It is our model that our providers will become credentialed with your payers and your organization will handle all of the billing.

    innovaTel’s partnership is simple. We charge a flat hourly fee for our clinicians and do not charge any additional set-up fees, ongoing maintenance fees or technology fees.

    What is your hourly rate?

    innovaTel customizes proposals based on the clinical needs of each of the organizations with which we work. There can be variability in the hourly rate based on the type of providers that you are looking for, their sub-specialty and certain requirements you are looking to meet, such as on-call requirements.

    Connect with one of our telepsychiatry experts today to get a customized proposal.

    How do I know if telepsychiatry will be reimbursed in my state?

    That’s a great question with a complex answer. Telehealth reimbursement varies depending on the state and the payer. The regulations are changing regularly, and it can be complex to navigate, but we are here to help! The good news is most states now have some type of parity law in place that mandates coverage for telepsychiatry.

    innovaTel’s telepsychiatry experts are happy to provide guidance to your organization based on our experience in your state.

    How does documentation and prescribing work?

    Our clinicians will document directly in your EHR. All providers are trained in concurrent documentation and documentation is guaranteed to be completed by the end of each day to assist in prompt billing.

    All medications will be e-prescribed through your EHR. If you do not have e-prescribing capabilities, we can recommend a cost-effective standalone solution.

    Which clinicians does innovaTel hire?

    innovaTel hires board certified and board eligible psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and licensed clinical social workers. We are extremely selective with the providers who we hire, and we are proud to have a 95% clinician retention rate. 

    innovaTel’s clinical team covers a wide variety of sub-specialties including, but not limited to:

    *Child/adolescent psychiatry
    *Geriatric
    *Eating Disorders
    *Gender Dysphoria
    *Forensic/Corrections
    *Psychosomatics
    *Bilingual/Multilingual providers

    What technology will our organization need for telepsychiatry?

    Technology has come a long way in the last few years, making it very simple and affordable to get started with telepsychiatry. We will provide technical recommendations for the most optimal experience. But ultimately, if you have a webcam and an internet connection, your organization can implement telepsychiatry.

    innovaTel is platform agnostic and will work within your platform of choice, if you do not have a telehealth platform, innovaTel will cover the cost of a HIPAA-compliant platform for our provider. We know that standardizations of systems is extremely important and would not want you to have different providers working in different systems. It’s easiest for patients, providers and your staff to work in the same telehealth platform. 

    innovaTel will perform a number of test visits prior to your go-live and also provide 24/7 IT support at no charge to your organization.

    How do patients connect? Where are they located?

    This can vary based on your organization, your clinical protocols and your patient population. innovaTel supports a hybrid model of telehealth that allows patients to come in, on site, or connect remotely. Which patients come in or connect remotely is based on a variety of factors, including clinical appropriateness and whether or not a patient has the right technology to connect remotely.

    innovaTel recommends having a telepsychiatry room set up at one of your locations for patients who need to come in. innovaTel’s clinical team can assist in protocol development with your organization for patients to connect remotely.

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    We trust innovaTel with our patients because

    “As a result of our hybrid approach to care, we have seen a notable reduction in no-shows. If a patient prefers to receive care at home, we arrange for that. However, that option is not clinically appropriate for every patient, so the hybrid model allows us to see patients in-person, too. We believe patient choice is the future.”

    Walt Hill, CEO High Plains Mental Health Center

    We trust innovaTel with our patients because

    "They hire exemplary staff. Our client feedback about John has been wonderful. When we started this endeavor a few years back we worried about client reaction and engagement and it has gone very well. Working with innovaTel has far exceeded our expectations."

    Lisa M. Southern, LMLP, LCP Compass Behavioral Health Executive Director

    We trust innovaTel with our patients because

    “I have been using telepsychiatry exclusively since 2010 as my only care modality. I have seen every possible diagnosis and every age group and have never had to exclude a patient from this opportunity to receive care. With appropriate protocols in place, anyone can safely utilize telepsychiatry.”

    Dr. Liberty Eberly, Chief Medical Officer, innovaTel Telepsychiatry

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