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The Alliance for Connected Care aims to:

Demonstrate the importance of Connected Care as a tool for improved quality and efficiency.

Build significant and high-level support for Connected Care among leaders in Congress and the Administration.

Enable more telehealth to support new models of care.

Lift geographic and site restrictions for telehealth in Medicare.

Establish a consensus-based, standardized definition of Connected Care to advance with policymakers.

Alliance News

Connected Care Updates – August 8

This update includes: Alliance's comments to the HHS RFI on Strengthening Primary Health Care Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Study Health Affairs August Issue Spotlight on Interstate Licensure and notable research and news developments

August 8th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments in response to the Health and Human Services’ Strengthen Primary Health Care RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on strengthening primary health care. The Alliance specifically commented on impact of telehealth in primary care access. The Alliance recommends the HHS to: Prevent restrictions, such as in-person visits requirements on primary care, that prevent telehealth from effectively bridging primary care gaps, especially in areas where the primary health care workforce is already limited; Reduce payment or practice barriers restricting the locations from which providers can offer telehealth (such as their homes) - creating greater [...]

August 1st, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – August 1

This update includes: House passes the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 extending telehealth flexibilities until at least December 31, 2024 House Health Leaders of Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce Introduce Telehealth Expansions Letter Calling for Continued Flexibility on the Critical Access Hospital 96-hour Admission Rule CMS release of Medicare Advantage Request for Information HHS and DOJ Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth and notable research and news developments

August 1st, 2022|

Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

American Journal of Psychiatry: Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder According to this study, drug treatment of veterans with opioid use disorder increased during the first year of the pandemic. This suggests that the rapid shift from in-person to telehealth visits at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical centers enabled patients to access care despite COVID-related disruptions. The number of patients receiving buprenorphine continued to increase after the COVID-19 policy changes, but the delivery of care shifted to telehealth visits, suggesting that any reversal of COVID-19 policies must be carefully considered as it [...]

July 28th, 2022|

Senate Includes Numerous Telehealth Provisions in the FY 2023 Senate Appropriations Committee Report

On July 28, 2022, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Report for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations, as well as the bill text making appropriations for these departments for FY2023. The report includes specific instructions with respect to the appropriated amounts. The House previously released its Report for the Departments of Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies for FY2023 on June 29, 2022. Final text merging the House and Senate appropriations provisions will be available later this year. Below is a topline of the key [...]

July 28th, 2022|

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