Q. Will licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) with associate-level licenses be able to provide and be reimbursed for telehealth services?

A. SCDHHS has offered telemedicine flexibilities to several categories of LIPs in the behavioral health and therapeutic professions. In addition, SCDHHS issued a bulletin on April 6, 2020, shortly after the conclusion of the webinar, that provides additional expanded coverage and guidelines for licensed associates.Bulletins explaining these flexibilities are available at  www.scdhhs.gov/covid19 . Providers are encouraged to review these bulletins and direct questions about their applicability to  covid@scdhhs.gov

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