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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

Alliance Submits Statement for the Record for House Energy & Commerce Hearing on Telehealth Legislation

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a statement for the record to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee for the legislative hearing, "Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services." The Alliance focused its comments on: The need for urgent action in extending Medicare telehealth provisions through December 31, 2024 to provide certainty around the future of telehealth. Endorsed telehealth legislation and urged the Subcommittee to advance bipartisan legislation. Several recommendations that Committee should consider to permanently expand access to telehealth. Recommendations for fraud, waste, and abuse. Read the full letter here, or below. [...]

April 9th, 2024|

Alliance Co-Leads Letter to DEA Urging Action on Telehealth Rule Crucial for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Stakeholders Send Letter to DEA Urging Action on Telehealth Rule Crucial for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 2, 2024 – The Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, ATA Action, the Consumer Technology Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, co-leading the effort, submitted a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting the expedited release of a revised proposed rule to permit and regulate the prescribing of controlled substances through telehealth. The letter was signed by 214 stakeholders. Current flexibilities allowing for the remote prescribing of controlled substances are [...]

April 2nd, 2024|

Alliance Statement – Correcting the Record for House Ways & Means Hearing on Care in the Home

Correcting the Record on Telehealth March 2024 During the March 12 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Expanding Access to Care at Home in Rural and Underserved Communities, a number of already disproven myths about telehealth were publicly repeated. While broader understanding of the benefits and use of telehealth have come a long way, these outdated misconceptions continue to undermine policymaking and must be corrected. Importantly, the Alliance and its members believe that an in-person visit requirement is never the right guardrail for a telehealth service – because these requirements harm patients with access challenges, such those who [...]

March 14th, 2024|

Alliance Submits Statement for the Record for House Ways & Means Hearing on Care in the Home

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a statement for the record to the House Ways & Means Committee for the hearing, "Enhancing Access to Care at Home in Rural and Underserved Communities." The Alliance focused its comments on: The need for urgent action in extending Medicare telehealth provisions through December 31, 2024 to provide certainty around the future of telehealth. Committee to work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure virtual care meet the needs of Medicare beneficiaries is valuable and should be continued. Several recommendations that Committee should consider to permanently expand access to [...]

March 12th, 2024|

Alliance Joins Statement to DEA on Geographic Red Flag in Telemedicine

The Alliance for Connected Care joined over 45 organizations in a statement to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), requesting explicit guidance to the pharmacy community that the geography of a prescriber in relation to the patient or the pharmacy should not be a "red flag" when a prescription is a result of a telehealth visit. Read the letter here or below:

March 6th, 2024|

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