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 Telehealth

Tele-assessments

Many providers statewide have partnered with the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services (“SDS”) to enable the use of video teleconferencing for initial and renewal assessments that SDS assessors have with people who are applying for Home and Community Based Waiver Services, Community First Choice Services and Personal Care Services.

Using video teleconferencing, SDS assessors conduct an assessment, talking to the applicant about their functional capabilities, in order to determine the level of care needed.

Individuals receiving Home and Community Based Waiver Services and Community First Choice Services are reassessed annually. People receiving Personal Care Services are reassessed generally less frequently.

Both initial and renewal assessments, as well as other follow-up meetings, can be done by SDS using video teleconferencing.

Our What to Expect from the SDS Video-Assessment brochure explains the process.

Tele-assessments save travel costs and are also not affected by bad weather, which often delays in-person assessments in rural Alaska.

 


Provider partners

1. Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
2. Bristol Bay Health Corp.
3. Community Connections
4. Cordova Community Medical Center
5. Eastern Aleutian Tribes
6. Hope Community Resources

7. Maniilaq Association
8. Norton Sound Health Corp.
9. Providence Valdez Counseling Center
10. South Peninsula Behavioral Health
11. Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp.
 

Provider Agreement Information

Please note that all the forms displayed here are strictly to be used as a sample reference.

Provider Agreement Contact Information:

Nancy Brooks
Grants Administrator
DHSS – Grants and Contracts Support Team
P.O. Box 110650
Juneau, AK 99811-0650
Phone (907) 465-2835
Fax (907) 465-8678
nancy.brooks@alaska.gov

Note: If you are an entity that would like to be one of our Telehealth Providers, please contact Nancy Brooks at nancy.brooks@alaska.gov for Telehealth Provider Agreement official packet of documents.

 

Provider Reimbursement

Please note that all the forms displayed here are strictly to be used as a sample reference and not as an official form to apply.

 

Important Notes for Applicants and Applicants Forms

If you are a Care Coordinator or a Personal Care Services Agency for a client that would like to have an assessment using telehealth technology or you received a communication from the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services for that possibility, please make sure to turn in the following documents for the purposes of your client’s application:

Notes:
  1. These documents must be submitted for both initial and renewal applications processes.
  2. If you are a Personal Care Services Agency – please upload all the documents listed above through Harmony using note type: “consumer application” and note sub type: “telehealth submitted”.
  3. If you are a Care Coordinator – please send all the documents listed above through DSM using the original e-mail you received from the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services.

 


Contact

Telehealth Coordinator
550 W. 8th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501-357
Tel: (907) 269-3666
Fax: (907) 269-3689
Toll Free: 1-800-478-9996
DSDSTelehealth@alaska.gov