A new best practice guide for healthcare providers is now available on telehealth and HIV care. Produced by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the guide includes the following topics:
- getting started,
- billing for HIV telehealth,
- telehealth and HIV diagnosis,
- treating HIV through telehealth,
- preventing HIV with telehealth, and
- HIV response and telehealth.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for leveraging technology innovations, including telehealth, to improve both HIV prevention and treatment. The Strategy notes that telehealth has proven to be a valuable method of reaching and engaging individuals experiencing risk for or who are living with HIV that can help address some of the known obstacles to accessing or remaining engaged in HIV prevention or care. With that understanding, the Strategy calls for refining and sustaining telehealth services that were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow clinics and providers to continue using these tools to expand and improve access to HIV services.
The online best practice guide is available on Telehealth.hhs.gov, a website that includes information for providers and patients regarding federal efforts to support and promote the provision of healthcare via telehealth. That website also includes toolkits and other resources.