UPDATED: Telepractice Resources For Early Intervention Providers - Early Support For Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

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8/5/2020: We are re-sending this with the updated link to the ESIT Tri-Stage Framework for Reentry to In-Person Service Delivery.

Telepractice Resources For Early Intervention Providers - Early Support For Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

ESIT Guidance

• ESIT Tri-Stage Framework for Reentry to In-Person Service Delivery (updated 8.5.20)
• Guidance Memo #2020-04 June 22, 2020 COVID-19 Extended FRC and Exiting from Services 
  (updated 7.29.20)
• Guidance Memo #2020-03, June 8, 2020; COVID-19 Planning and Waivers (updated 6.16.20)
• June 8, 2020 ESIT Letter to Parents - English (updated 6.16.20)
• Alternate Service Deliver Methods; COVID-19: Virtual Home Visits and Beyond (updated 6.16.20)
• Remote Evaluation and Assessment Tools (updated 6.16.20)
• Guidance Memo #2020-02: April 17, 2020; Temporary Suspension of In-Person Services
   Extended (updated 6.16.20)
• Guidance Memo #2020-01: March 19, 2020; Temporary Suspension of In-Person Services 
  (updated 6.16.20)
• ESIT COVID-19 Updates and Questions and Answers  (updated 6.16.20)

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Association of Washington

American Physical Therapy Association
Telehealth (Updated 5.13.20)

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kris Waidely, Physical Therapy Program Manager waidely@doh.wa.gov

WA State Licensure Information
WAC 246-915-187 Use of telehealth in the practice of physical therapy

PT Interstate Licensure Compact- Practicing across states 
Center for Connected Health Policy general info (updated 6.16.20)
• WA DOH PT Licensure Compact page (updated 6.16.20)
• Map of states participating in PT licensure compact (updated 6.16.20)

Speech Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates
• State-by-state map of SLP telepractice regulations (Updated 5.13.20)

Washington Speech Language Hearing Association
Britni Lundin, Executive Director office@wslha.org

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kim-Boi Shadduck, Speech Language Pathology Program Manager Kim-boi.shadduck@doh.wa.gov

Statutes RCW 18.35 and rules WAC 246-828 govern the practice of the Board of Hearing and Speech. The scope of practice of Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant is defined in RCW 18.35.010 (19) and the minimum standards of practice is defined in WAC 246-828-112.

WA State Licensure Information
Department of Health, Office of Health Professions and Facilities, the Board of Hearing and Speech Guideline; Telepractice

SLP Interstate Licensure Compact- Practicing across states 
ASLP-IC will become operational when ten states have enacted ASLP-IC legislation. (updated

• The interactive state map lists the current ASLP-IC member states and other states proposing to
   join the ASLP-IC. (updated 6.16.20)

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Info Pertaining to OT in the Era of Coronavirus (Updated 5.13.20)
• State-by-state map of OT telepractice regulations (Updated 5.13.20)

WA Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA)
OT Response to COVID-19

Washington State Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance
• Kathy Weed, Occupational Therapy Program Manager weed@doh.wa.gov

WA State Licensure Information
• WAC 246-847-176 

OT Interstate Licensure Compact- Practicing across states
• The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact legislation must be passed into law in each state
   where it will apply. The goal for this multi-year initiative is to begin state participation by
   2024. (updated 6.16.20)

Online Training

•  Barnard Center, UW; Building Relationships while Using Virtual Platforms (Updated 5.13.20) 
NW Regional Telehealth Resource Center Behavioral Assessment and Intervention via Telehealth   
   for Children with Autism and Related Disorders
(updated 6.16.20)
• ECTA telepractice home visiting training videos and other training resources (Updated 5.13.20)
North Carolina Family Infant and Preschool Program; Tele-Practice Infographics (Updated 5.13.20)
ASHA free CEUs for SLPs experiencing COVID-related hardship (updated 7.29.20)
• APTA free on-line training for PTs (Updated 5.13.20)
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Resources for COVID Outbreak- lots of great videos and     
. (updated 6.16.20)
• DEC Teaching Young Children with Disabilities Online (updated 7.29.20)
Nat’l Ctr for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University Teleintervention 101      
    (updated 6.16.20)
Pronto Therapy Group; Telepractice and Early Intervention (updated 7.29.20) 

Brookes Publishing Free Webinars (updated 7.29.20) 
How Providers and Parents Partner Together to Use ASQ®-3 in a Virtual Environment
Using ASQ®:SE-2 Effectively with Parents During Virtual Screening Interviews
Using AEPSi™ to Engage in Authentic Assessment Virtually
TPBA2: Can We Do Assessments Via Zoom?
Using PICCOLO™ and HOVRS for “Virtual” Home Visits
• Child Find: Identifying Children for IDEA Services in a Remote and Virtual Context
• Strategies for Engaging Parents (not Children!) during Tele-Intervention
• Let’s Talk to Parents: Strategies for Remote Parent Counseling and Training


• Private Insurers Paying for Telehealth During Covid-19 Expanded Policy Time
 Telehealth parity proclamation 20-29 extended to August 1. Requests have been made by several health organizations the extension of this proclamation until January 1, 2021, when the payment parity law will take effect.

Washington State Health Care Authority
Information about novel cornovirus-19   for providers, billers and partners 7.21.20
• Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage for telemedicine services 4.30.20
• Telephone-based services during COVID-19 3.23.20
• HCA email address for COVID-19 billing, coding, or telehealth policy questions

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

• gov Newsroom; press releases (updated 7.29.20)
• Current Emergencies; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (updated 7.29.20)
• COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP Program AgenciesCMS (updated 7.29.20)
• CMA Approves WA State’s Request for 1135 Medicaid Waivers 3/19/20 (updated 6.16.20)
CMS codes for telephone services reimbursement (updated 6.16.20)

US Federal Government

U.S. Department of Education
• Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus
   Disease 2019 Outbreak
• FERPA and COVID-19 3.20

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-
   19 nationwide public health emergency

• Statement of no expiration 4.2.2020 (updated 7.29.20)
• Coronavirus, telehealth, and HIPAA Q&A (Updated 5.13.20)
• HIPAA and COVID-19 Announcements, Notifications & Guidance (updated 7.29.20)

Other Agencies

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
Remote Service Delivery and Distance Learning 6.29.20
• COS Completion When Teams Can’t Meet In Person 6.17.20

Center for Connected Health Policy
Overview of WA state Laws and Reimbursement Policies (updated 6.16.20)

Public Consulting Group
Telehealth In Early Intervention IDEA Part C; Resources to Consider during the COVID-19 Public
Health Emergency

Sample Consent for Services Provided Via Telepractice Form

• Click Here for Sample Consent for Services form

DMS Documentation

• Documenting alternative methods of service delivery in the DMS