The Alliance for Connected Care is proud to be partnering with NCQA and the American Telemedicine Association to launch the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to develop recommendations to Congress on permanent telehealth policy. View the press release.

Background

The group – representing a broad spectrum of plans, providers, consumer advocates and health quality experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors – will develop consensus recommendations for policymakers on how to maximize the benefits of telehealth services while maintaining high standards for patient safety and program integrity.

To expedite and focus the Taskforce’s work, there will be three subgroups focused on cost, program integrity and quality. Other priorities to be addressed include the integration of remote care into the healthcare ecosystem and ensuring the quality, accessibility, and efficacy of telehealth.

The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy held its first meeting on Monday, June 29 and will deliberate through the summer. Final recommendations will be issued in early September.

A full list of Taskforce on Telehealth Members is available here

Public Input

The 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. Members of the public can submit comments here.

Taskforce conveners will host a live town hall at the close of the public comment period as an additional vehicle for receiving input.

Questions for public comment are included in the below document and can be viewed here.

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