State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard

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State Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers The Alliance has compiled a resource detailing state-by-state expansion of telehealth and licensing waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document is updated regularly. Alliance for Connected Care — State Telehealth Expansion by Governor’s Orders 4-21-20 CMS Approved 1135 Waivers Under a disaster or emergency declaration and a public […]

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Recording Available: Virtual Hill Briefing – Using Telehealth to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

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During this event, telehealth leaders spoke to what their systems are doing and how they are using new flexibility created by Congress to deliver telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A couple of teaser screenshots are included below.  Presentation PDF.  Dr. Ethan Booker, Medical Director at MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center “In February, we thought we had […]

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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth

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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth The National Emergency Management Association released guidance on using the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to facilitate telehealth across state lines. EMAC is a national disaster-relief compact ratified by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories. On April 1, The National Emergency […]

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Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

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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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CMS Telemedicine Expansion Could Lead to Cuts in Medicare Base Rate

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Politico | July 16, 2018 Excerpt: The rule won’t open the floodgates for telemedicine reimbursement by Medicare. It requires doctors to have a prior relationship with the patient, a limitation criticized by Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care. She noted that all states — and the AMA — allow relationships to […]

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Remote Monitoring In A Fee For Service World

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Politico | November 6, 2017 Excerpt: “The reason this is going to facilitate more use of remote patient monitoring is most medical providers want their patients to get better, and they realize that most care happens outside the medical facility,” Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care, told Morning eHealth. “Viewing data […]

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Congress Moves the Chess Pieces

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Politico | October 28, 2016 Excerpt: Krista Drobac, of the Alliance for Connected Care, also shared tempered enthusiasm about a “great first step” given the constraints Senate Finance staff faced. She vowed to bring more information on savings — we’re assuming this is another reference to the CBO-inspired budget doubts about telemedicine. Read Here