Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2020, 10:11 AM

Telehealth Takes on Pregnancy Depression Amid Payment Barriers

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

A pregnant woman walks into an obstetrician’s office. She’s handed a tablet and begins filling out a mental health questionnaire. She doesn’t realize it, but it’s choosing questions based on her answer to the last one. She’s done after two minutes and waits for the doctor to see her.

A social worker gets an alert that one of the office’s patients just finished an assessment indicating some symptoms of depression. It’s a prompt to enroll the woman into an app that will go through some therapy concepts with her.

Tools like CAT-MH, which is being used at some Veterans Affairs ...

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