WASHINGTON, DC – Geoffrey Boyce, Executive Director of InSight Telepsychiatry, spoke at the National Governors Association (NGA) Rural Health Learning Collaborative meeting on August 9 in Washington, D.C.
A renowned national thought leader in the telemedicine industry, Boyce was invited to speak of a range of topics about InSight and telepsychiatry, which included:
- InSight’s telepsychiatry models and service lines
- Program level barriers and opportunities for telepsychiatry
- Regulatory and legislative landscape
- The state’s role in advancing telepsychiatry
“I was honored to accept the invitation to speak to this group about the telepsychiatry industry,” says Boyce. “InSight prides itself on sharing industry level best practices and education for this growing field.”
The meeting took place at the Hall of the States on August 9 – 10. The NGA Center brought together leaders from five states: Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York and Nevada during a one-and-a-half-day meeting focused on strategies states may consider to meet behavioral health care needs in rural areas. State participants and attendees broke into teams and took part in sessions, where they met with speakers and NGA facilitators to ask questions and work on action plans. The teams presented their action plans and key takeaways at the end of the meeting.
Boyce spoke during a session called, “Using Telehealth and Telemedicine to Meet Behavioral Health Care Needs.” The session highlighted strategies to build and sustain successful telehealth models and addressed topics such as Medicaid reimbursement, the scope of practice policies and best practices and misconceptions about telehealth.
Other speakers during Boyce’s session included Latoya Thomas, Director of State and Policy Resources at the American Telemedicine Association and Brian Cooper, Telepsychiatry and Rural Health Specialist for the North Carolina Office of Rural Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
About InSight Telepsychiatry
InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to increase access to quality behavioral health care through telehealth. InSight’s behavioral health providers bring care into any setting on an on-demand or scheduled basis. InSight has 18+ years of telepsychiatry experience and is an industry thought-leader. More information can be found at www.InSightTelepsychiatry.com.
About the National Governors Association
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.