Last week, Regroup had the pleasure of hosting four State Representatives at its offices in Chicago.
Representatives Robyn Gabel, Michelle Mussman, Justin Slaughter and La Shawn Ford joined David Cohn, Regroup CEO, Justine Mitchell, Regroup Chief Clinical Officer, and Dr. Hossam Mahmoud, Regroup Medical Director and SVP of Behavioral Health, to discuss behavioral health care in Illinois and the efficacy of telepsychiatry as a viable option to increase access to needed mental health services.
Telepsychiatry Can Reach Illinois' Underserved Communities
Spanning a variety of committee and subcommittee responsibilities, each legislator provided a unique perspective and were interested in various topics related to behavioral health, including mental health services in Illinois correctional facilities, implementation of technologies for telepsychiatry, reimbursement for behavioral health services, cost-effectiveness of telepsychiatry solutions, behavioral health in schools, and the prioritization of rural and under-served communities.
To demonstrate how Regroup clinicians integrate into our partners' facilities and collaborate with onsite care teams, the Representatives interacted with Regroup telepsychiatrist Dr. Omar Elhaj via Regroup's proprietary, HIPAA-compliant platform, RegroupConnect™. Dr. Elhaj has been practicing telepsychiatry for several years and provided his perspective on the model of care delivery and how he has been able to help his patients.
To learn more about Regroup's approach to partnering with healthcare entities in any state, contact us today.