Telehealth: An Important Tool in Achieving the Goals of the ACO Program and Why Restrictions Should Be Lifted in Final ACO Rule

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December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care In the recently released proposed rule related to the accountable care organization (ACO) program1 (or Medicare Shared Savings Program, as it is formally known), the CMS contemplated allowing ACOs to utilize and be reimbursed for an important tool in better coordinating […]

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Commentary: Time for Congress to make payments for telehealth happen

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December 12, 2014 | Krista Drobac, Executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care The reason that telehealth usage among seniors in Medicare is almost non-existent is because the rules were written at a time when telehealth was used primarily to provide access to care for rural patients. To access a physician remotely, Medicare beneficiaries […]

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Actuarial Study Shows Medicare can Save with Telehealth

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New Study Highlights Savings Likely from Payment of Telehealth in Medicare Washington, DC, Dec. 12, 2014 – The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to release a new actuarial study showing that telehealth can help achieve savings in the Medicare program. The study combined the data of five telehealth companies in the commercial sector and […]

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Former Senators Daschle, Lott, Breaux Form Bipartisan Alliance to Improve Healthcare Delivery through Connected Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, and former Senator John Breaux, the Alliance for Connected Care (www.connectwithcare.org) was launched today to promote policy reform around telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Long thought of as an issue affecting only rural areas, advances in technology and broadband deployment have fostered new models […]

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