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The Health Insurance Organization satisfied the request of the psychologists for online psychological treatment interventions

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The Health Insurance Organization satisfied the request of the psychologists for online psychological treatment interventions

The Pancyprian Association of Psychologists (PASYPSY) announced the satisfaction of his request from the Health Insurance Organization (OAY) regarding the conduct of online sessions of Clinical Psychologists who are contracted with GESS.

In today's announcement, PASYPSY states that “OAY took seriously the suggestion of the Association and announced that from January 20, 2021, online psychological interventions will be added to the activity lists of Clinical Psychologists for telemedicine sessions for telemedicine use. patients”.

PASYPSY states that “taking into account the epidemiological picture of our country and bearing in mind the importance of shielding the mental health of citizens, it considered necessary the smooth continuation of mental health services to all our fellow citizens who need it” and “requested by OAY the coverage by GESS. online meetings of patients with a clinical psychologist so as not to interfere with their treatment through the pandemic “.

Citing guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association, PASYPSY states that “teleconferencing can be just as effective as a live conference” and adds that in addition to the coverage of these meetings by the GESS, the fee is the same with living wage.

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Source: politis.com.cy

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