Medicare Telehealth Guidance Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19

Guidance for Medicare Fee-for Service Payment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, implementing new powers under the coronavirus legislation.  These changes temporarily remove originating site and geographic restrictions from coverage of telehealth under Medicare fee-for-service.  […]

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Comment Period Extended: Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Invites Public Input

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

The multi-stakeholder Taskforce on Telehealth Policy is seeking input from the public as it develops policy recommendations to advance quality and patient experience while establishing a stable, long-term environment that fosters the growth and integration of remote services within the healthcare system. The public comment period has been extended to Monday, July 13. Taskforce conveners will […]

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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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