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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. […]
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 […]
The Alliance compiled a 50-state chart of Medicaid telehealth waivers and temporary flexibilities during COVID-19. For more information on Medicaid during the COVID-19 PHE please see our Medicaid Guidance Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Transformation of Telehealth
Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports
According to FAIR Health data, telehealth claim lines increased 4,347% nationally from March 2019 to March 2020 – with the most pronounced increase in the Northeast at more than 15,500% – further indicating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, most of the increase was found in mental health.
The Alliance for Connected Care has compiled polls on patient and provider adoption, acceptance, and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This chart has also been added to our Studies & Reports page. The Alliance will continue to update the chart with telehealth polls as they are published. COVID-19 Telehealth Polls – […]
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality? Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports The claims-based analysis suggests that approximately 20 percent of all emergency room visits could potentially be avoided via virtual urgent care offerings, 24 percent of healthcare office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually, and an additional 9 percent “near-virtually.” Furthermore, […]
Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic. Almost 1.3 million members received telehealth services in the week ending April 18, compared to just 11,000 […]