Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery Request for Information (RFI)

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Release

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the HHS request for information on the health and economic emergency created by the COVID-19. The Alliance responded to over 20 recent policy changes with recommendations. We believe some should become permanent and some were only appropriate during the PHE and should cease at its […]

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Input for the CONNECT for Health Act of 2021

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance for Connected Care provided feedback on the Senate Telehealth Working Group and Congressional Telehealth Caucus’ request for information (RFI) on the 117th Congress’ iteration of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act. The Alliance provided 1) overarching comments about top priorities for telehealth legislation, 2) recommend […]

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Digital Health Groups Call on Congress to Extend Telehealth Access

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Release, Press Releases

The Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Connected Health Initiative, eHealth Initiative, Health Innovation Alliance, HIMSS and the PCHAlliance called on Congressional leaders to act to preserve access to telehealth as part of an end of year package. “While we seek permanent reforms to enable Medicare beneficiaries to […]

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More than 80 Organizations Call on DEA to Finalize Special Registration for Telemedicine

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance convened over 80 organizations in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) calling on the DEA to finalize the special registration for telemedicine. Background on the DEA Telemedicine Regulation Special registration to prescribe controlled substances through telemedicine was originally called for in the Ryan Haight Act of 2008.  The Ryan Haight Act […]

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CMS Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Release

CMS released a survey of Medicare beneficiaries during COVID-19 View CMS press release According to the survey, the most common type of forgone care because of the pandemic was dental care (43%), followed by regular check-up (36%), treatment for ongoing condition (36%), and diagnostic or medical screening test (32%).  The most common reason cited for […]

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CMS Expanded PHE Telehealth Services List

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Release

CMS added 11 new services to the Medicare telehealth services list on a subregulatory basis. Medicare will begin paying eligible practitioners who furnish these newly added telehealth services effective immediately, and for the duration of the PHE. These new telehealth services include certain neurostimulator analysis and programming services, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services. A […]

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Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Issues Final Report

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release, Taskforce on Telehealth Policy

Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Issues Final Report View the report here. Twenty-three of the nation’s leading healthcare experts released their much-anticipated final report on Tuesday, September 15, identifying challenges and opportunities for telehealth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy, convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected […]

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