340 ORGANIZATIONS SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS URGING ACTION ON TELEHEALTH

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

Congress Must Act to Ensure Patients and Providers Don’t Fall Off the “Telehealth Cliff” When Public Health Emergency Ends Today, 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range of health care […]

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Healthcare Leaders Form Taskforce on Telehealth

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

Healthcare Leaders Form Taskforce on Telehealth Policy View a pdf version here. Amidst an unprecedented increase in the use of remote medical services, 20 of the nation’s leading healthcare voices today announced the formation of a Taskforce on Telehealth Policy aimed at developing long-term recommendations. The taskforce will be convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Alliance for […]

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CDC Telehealth Guidance

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19

Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic CDC issued guidance for healthcare systems, practices, and providers using telehealth services to provide virtual care during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance describes the landscape of telehealth services, provides strategies to increase telehealth uptake, and offers potential limitations of telehealth […]

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Other Telehealth Guidance Documents

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19

Guidance on Fraud and Anti-kickback Regulations from the HHS Inspector General In response to the public health emergency, leading provider organizations and the Alliance for Connected Care expressed interest in ensuring the ability of providers to waive co-pays or provide some telehealth services at no cost — to encourage more seniors to access needed care. […]

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Medicaid Guidance Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19

Medicaid Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services For purposes of Medicaid, telemedicine seeks to improve a patient’s health by permitting two-way, real-time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. This electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and […]

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