Telepsychiatry for Integrated and
Primary Care

The demands you face are multi-faceted, from clinical care to staffing to balancing lean budgets built for efficiency. At innovaTel, we understand the challenges you face.

 

Our clinical background, and our innovative approach to psychiatric care, give us a unique perspective on the needs tied to the delivery of care in an integrated setting.

    Tell us about your organization and one of our experts will contact you.




    Prioritizing Your Priorities

    innovaTel is solutions-focused, just like you, understanding that unique issues require an innovative approach. A telepsychiatry partnership with innovaTel is built around your priorities for growth and patient success, allowing you to efficiently expand your team by integrating remote psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners for psychiatric evaluations and medication management, or licensed clinical social workers to offer therapy into your team. innovaTel can design solutions that work for you.

    And that’s just the beginning.

    Our Integrated Care Models

    We offer consultative, co-located and full service integrated care models.

    Consultative Model


    The innovaTel psychiatrist provides consult time for the primary care physician or a care manager to review the most complex patients without seeing the patients directly. This is an extremely efficient model that can cover several patients per hour.

    Co-Located Model


    An innovaTel provider can deliver care directly to your patient, at your office, while connecting from a remote location. With this model, innovaTel telepsychiatrists can provide psychiatric evaluations and carry a caseload for ongoing medication management and return the patient to your primary care team.

    Full Service Model


    This is a combination of the curbside consult and co-located model where the telepsychiatrist will provide consultative care with your primary care team and also carry a patient caseload for direct patient treatment.

    Treatment for the Whole Person

    Our model bridges the gap between primary care and psychiatric care, allowing you to offer treatment for the whole person. And our expertise in integrated care runs deep, as our Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Liberty Eberly, participated in the CMS Compass Study which helped develop collaborative care codes.

    Dr. Eberly uses her extensive experience with primary care providers to guide workflow development for integrated care partnerships.

    innovaTel understands your time is limited but your commitment to delivering exceptional care is not. Our team is here to help yours reach new heights.

    How We Can Help

    Achieve true integrated care.

    Expand your clinical team regardless of geographical boundaries.

    Introduce new specialties.

    Treat more patients and improve scheduling flexibility.

    Effectively manage staffing needs.

    Make an immediate impact.

    Operationalize your innovative treatment platforms.

    Receive customized support.

    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 EHR.

    STEP SIX

    Receive ongoing support

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

    innovaTel and Your Integrated and Primary Care Facility

    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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