CMS COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Summary and Code Chart

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Articles, COVID-19

As part of its announcement on “Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge the Administration included significant additional Medicare telehealth changes, including: CMS will now pay for more than 80 additional services when furnished via telehealth. These include emergency department visits, initial nursing facility and discharge visits, and home visits, […]

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Telehealth in the Third COVID Legislative Package

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Release

The President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748).  The language is a significant advancement for the telehealth community.  Here is a topline of the key telehealth provisions in the bill – Sec. 3212. Telehealth network and telehealth resource centers grant programs. This section would amend the current Telehealth Network and […]

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Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Articles, COVID-19, In the News, Press Release

On March 25, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sent a letter to Governors calling on them to take a number of actions to strengthen the healthcare workforce as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Allow licensure across state lines  – either in person or through telemedicine Waive state-level regulatory barriers to […]

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NGA Memos on State Licensure Requirements

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19

National Governors Association Memorandum to Governors on Telehealth and State Licensure Requirements On March 20 and 24, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued memorandum to State Governors on “Gubernatorial Strategies for Telehealth” and “Gubernatorial Strategies for Health Care Workforce and Facility Capacity.” The first memo noted the many state actions that have already been taken […]

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Stakeholder Letter – Telehealth for People with High-Deductible Health Plans

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Releases

On March 20, a group of leading organizations called on Congress to pass legislation that would amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers and health plans to cover telehealth services pre-deductible in Health Savings Account-eligible high deductible health plans during this health care crisis. This legislation would build on efforts by Congress […]

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Letter from Leading Telehealth, Provider, and Expert Groups Asking for a Follow-up Tweak for Healthcare Providers to be able to Better use the Medicare Telehealth Provision from the First Coronavirus Package

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Releases

Leading telehealth, provider, and expert groups sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate for a follow-up tweak for healthcare providers to be able to better use the Medicare telehealth provision from the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) package.

Blog: The Reality of the New Telehealth Authority in Medicare

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Articles, COVID-19

The Reality of the New Telehealth Authority in Medicare By Krista Drobac, Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care On Friday, Congress passed, and the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. This legislation gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to waive telehealth restrictions in Medicare, thereby creating […]

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