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NOW REGISTERED TO PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA!
I have recently received notification that my registration in South Carolina to provide Telehealth services has been approved. I anticipate the bulk of this option will be in providing NC DWI assessments for South Carolina residents, who were arrested for DWI in North Carolina, It also does allow for counseling services within my scope of privileges to be provided across State lines. I look forward to being able to smooth the DWI assessment process for individuals as they experience North Carolina requirements.
The past month (April 2023) has included a focus on maintaining my knowledge base in both service provision and in how and where services are provided. I've just completed the three day APNC (Alcoholism Professionals of NC) conference held at beautiful Lake Junaluska. I've also completed my recertification as a Nationally Certified Telehealth provider. This is my second certification in that arena and comes at the end of my third year of telehealth services. Telehealth continues to be widely accepted and appreciated by consumers. Finally, I am in the application process to provide services to South Carolina residents via telehealth. After much confusion and time, I seem to have located a vehicle to now provide services via telehealth in the state of South Carolina. I'm awaiting their decision. During the official emergency declaration due to Covid, rules allowed the provision of services across state lines. With the official end of that declaration, treatment rules revert to requirements for each state. This continues to be a very confusing time for service provision for both consumers and providers given there is no consistency between states. In my case, I am licensed to provide services within N.C. and am hoping to be REGISTERED to provide telehealth only services in South Carolina.
As part of my second Adventures in Telehealth webinar on August 5th for the DWI Services Section in North Carolina, I began creating a Youtube channel to handle the video files that were used in the webinar itself. This effort led to yet another "Loose Thought" and I have reworked the interviews utilized in the webinar. At this point in time, the existing YouTube videos include conversations about utilizing telehealth or mHealth platforms to provide services. All interviewees are nationally certified in their use of telehealth services and all are licensed in their respective fields. Each brings a somewhat different focus to telehealth services. My current plans include additional interviews with other practitioners with the intent to broaden the scope of understanding how to utilize videoconferencing services. To view the existing interviews, please visit my YouTube channel and, while there, hit the subscribe button and leave a comment! The channel is located at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-E3k0pAJsvTpdHdlGNPpKA
*** Telehealth Conferencing Now The Priority Model***
Professional, confidential one on one, couple, and family addictions counseling is available to help end the pain and stress associated with alcoholism and other drug addictions. Counseling begins with accurate assessment, followed by services based upon the American Association of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. When outpatient services are not indicated by the assessment, every effort is made to connect consumers to the proper higher level of care. Services are typically covered by insurance coverage including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medcost, Coventry, Cigna and others.
State and Court mandated DWI assessment services are available for both pre and post Court related individuals. Assessment fees are set by the State of N.C. at $100.00. All assessments are based upon NC DHHS standards utilizing ASAM criteria. Each individual is referred to one of five intervention levels in order to meet Court requirements and regain driving privileges. Assessments are by appointment only. Please note: DWI assessments are not sufficient for child custody cases.
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Providing services primarily in Haywood County, NC but open to the entire state of North Carolina!
Effective 06/15/2020: All DWI assessment related services require a non-refundable prepayment. The ongoing last minute cancellation of scheduled appointments and consumers simply not showing up has put an unsustainable financial pressure on my counseling service. I will now TENTATIVELY schedule a DWI assessment appointment and invoice the potential consumer for the NON-REFUNDABLE fee for the service. This fee must be paid within 48 hours of the invoice or the time slot will be released to another consumer. If the fee is paid and the appointment is not cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance OR if the consumer simply doesn't show up, the fee will not be returned. Any future scheduling requires a NEW prepayment of an additional non-refundable fee.
Current fee schedule for DWI assessment services:
DWI assessment - $100.00
Out of State DWI review - $210.00
In-State DWI review - $210.00
NC DWI In-State Reassessment - $100.00
NC DMV lifetime history report - $13.75
Payment of fees for general counseling services will follow a similar invoicing process. A rescheduling fee of $50.00 will be required for any general counseling services wherein a consumer either fails to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation or does not appear for the appointment. Insurance co-pays will be invoiced or other agreements reached on an individual consumer basis.