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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 Comments in Response to White House OSTP on Clinical Research Infrastructure and Emergency Clinical Trials

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on clinical research infrastructure and emergency clinical trials . The Alliance specifically outlined licensure restrictions that present a barrier to clinical trial recruitment and diversity and present a recommendation for OSTP’s consideration. As one goal of this emergency clinical trials initiative is to support the expansion of clinical research into underserved communities, and increase diversity among both trial participants and clinical trial investigators, the Alliance believes that continuing to modernize and decentralize clinical [...]

January 27th, 2023|

Connected Care Updates – January 17

This update includes: Alliance Urges CMS to Preserve Beneficiary Access to Telehealth Services Virtual Prescribing of Controlled Substances CBO Cost Estimates of Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Renewed and notable research and news developments

January 17th, 2023|

Differences in Telehealth During COVID-19 Between Commercial and Medicaid Enrollee

American Journal of Managed Care: Differences in Telehealth During COVID-19 Between Commercial and Medicaid Enrollees  This study found that during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, California managed care enrollees had higher rates of telehealth use compared with Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) enrollees, regardless of insurer. Among FFS enrollees, those enrolled in Medicaid had higher rates of telehealth use compared with those insured by CalPERS. Telehealth policies should be aware of this heterogeneity, as well as its implications for equity of telehealth access.

January 13th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Alliance Urges CMS to Preserve Beneficiary Access to Telehealth Services

Action Needed to Align Payment with Congressional Authority On January 13, 2023, the Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the implementation of the telehealth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Some Medicare telehealth codes are currently scheduled to expire 151 days after the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). While most telehealth codes can simply be extended in the annual calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rulemaking, the timeline is too rapid to address the issue. The Alliance requests that CMS issue an [...]

January 13th, 2023|

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