Telemental Health “Jeopardy” – Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of the Discipline

Round Table Discussion

April 14, 2019 | 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. CDT

Behavioral health treatment is not only one of the fastest growing and most important use cases for telemedicine, but it is also a leader across the industry. Few other disciplines encounter, manage, and develop solutions to the same range of clinical and regulatory issues as telemental health. This breakout session will follow a “Jeopardy-style” format where renowned telehealth experts, in partnership with the ATA Telemental Health Special Interest Group (TMH SIG), compete to be crowned the 2019 ATA Telemental Health “Jeopardy” Champion. The session will include 45-minutes of “Jeopardy” followed by a 15-minute question and answer session with our expert panelists. The session will be specific to the telemental health specialty area and inform the broader telemedicine community. Each topic will be identified by the TMH SIG as high-impact and high-priority and representing different aspects of a successful telemental health program.

Topics will include at least the following:

  • Telemental Health Start-up (How to Begin a Telemental Health Program)
  • Let’s Get Paid (Reimbursement and Business Models)
  • Addiction Treatment (Telemedicine for Treating Addictions)
  • Going Mobile (The Expanding Role of Mobile Applications)
  • Policy Updates (2018 Policy Changes and Expectations for 2019)
  • Best Practices (How Guidelines Guide Clinical Standards)
  • Special Populations (Issues that Impact Specific Populations)

Learning points will include real-world lessons and practical implications based on current research, case studies, and applied experiences. This session is further designed to augment other telemental health presentations at the meeting and replace the TMH SIG pre-conference workshop. It is expected that the success of this breakout session will be replicated in future years.


  • Matt Mishkind, Ph.D, Deputy Director, University of Colorado Johnson Depression Center
  • Jay Shore, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry
  • Carolyn Turvey, MD, Professor, University of Iowa, Dept of Psychiatry
  • Tania Malik, JD, Founder and CEO, Virtual Medical Group
  • Robert Caudill, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Louisville
  • Lisa Roberts, President, Health Government Division, AMC
  • Jon Evans, President & CEO, InnovaTel Telepsychiatry