News

Respite Care

May 15, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Respite Care Services will now be available individually, to be determined case-by-case. If you are currently enrolled in our Respite Care program, you may contact the office to inquire about availability by phone 208-798-1646 or email sequoia3@sequoiacounselingservices.com. If you would like to subscribe to our Respite Care newsletter, current participants please send your email information to the email above and we will add you to our subscriber list.

See link below for our Respite newsletter with the latest updates.

Telehealth Expansion and Your Benefits

April 20, 2020

As we navigate the current COVID landscape and social distancing practices, your healthcare providers are utilizing Telehealth Services (video and/or telephonic) as an alternative to meeting in person. With that, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced expansion of Telehealth coverage. Generally, this means they are loosening restrictions on how these services can be delivered. This may include allowing you to remain at home while accessing services. Many commercial insurance plans are also allowing for these changes during this crisis.

With that in mind, it is important for you as an insurance subscriber or beneficiary to contact your insurance company to find out exactly what your benefits are. Not all plans offer Telehealth as a benefit or have specific guidelines unique to your group’s policy. In order to prevent any surprises, or unwanted expenses, please call your member services number (listed on your insurance card) to verify your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses before making any appointments.

(Links provided for your convenience. Please contact your member services representative for information about your benefits.)

CMS Announcement:

https://www.healthcare.gov/coronavirus/

Optum Live and Work Well:

https://www.liveandworkwell.com/en/public/custom/covid19.html