The Alliance for Connected Care is proud to have partnered 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. The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy posted the full report online for public review.
The group – representing a broad spectrum of plans, providers, consumer advocates and health quality experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors developed 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 were three subgroups focused on cost, program integrity and quality. Other priorities addressed included the integration of remote care into the healthcare ecosystem and ensuring the quality, accessibility, and efficacy of telehealth.
A full list of Taskforce on Telehealth Members is available 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 Care, and the American Telemedicine Association, spent the summer building consensus among its members on a comprehensive set of findings and recommendations.
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy posted the full report online for public review.
Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Begins Critical Conversations
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy held its first meeting on Monday, June 29 and will deliberate through the summer. The Taskforce is set to produce remote healthcare recommendations for policymakers by early September.
View the July 14 update press release.
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy sought 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. More than 300 stakeholders submitted comments.
Questions for public comment can be viewed here and below.
Taskforce on Telehealth Public Policy Comment Town Hall
Taskforce conveners hosted a live town hall on August 4 at 1pm ET as an additional vehicle for receiving input.