Our Members:

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 Statement on the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2021

STATEMENT ON THE TELEHEALTH EXPANSION ACT OF 2021November 17, 2021WASHINGTON DC – There are more than 35 million Americans with high-deductible health plans coupled with a Health Savings Account (HDHP-HSAs). More than 50 percent of individuals with an HSA live in zip codes where the median income is below $75,000 annually. Reaching the deductible threshold of $1,400 for an individual and $2,800 for a family is often a financial strain.Allowing employers to offer pre-deductible coverage of telehealth services for employees with HDHP-HSAs provides meaningful access to health care services before the deductible is met. Through the CARES Act, Congress gave [...]

November 17th, 2021|

Morning Consult: On-Demand Telehealth Is Booming Even as a Fierce Competitor Remains: the Doctor’s Office

Morning Consult: On-Demand Telehealth Is Booming Even as a Fierce Competitor Remains: the Doctor’s Office A new Morning Consult polling indicates that for now, most adults who use telehealth are sticking with virtual care from their doctors over on-demand services. “People are using their own doctors, and there aren’t these fly-by-night operations setting up to just bill Medicare for these services,” said Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care. 72% of U.S. adults who have used telehealth said they’ve accessed virtual care through their regular provider or health plan, while another 17% have gotten care through a [...]

November 9th, 2021|

Alliance Submits Comments to Senate Finance Committee on Mental Health

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee providing input into the development of bipartisan legislation to enhance behavioral health and substance use disorder care for all Americans. Our letter includes recommendations to answer the following questions: What policies would encourage greater behavioral health care provider participation in these federal programs? What barriers, particularly with respect to the physician and non-physician workforce, prevent patients from accessing needed behavioral health care services? Should federal licensing and scope of practice requirements be modified to reduce barriers for behavioral health care workers seeking to participate in federal health [...]

November 9th, 2021|
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