The Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury prepared FAQs regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the CARES Act. Section 6001 of the FFCRA requires group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide benefits for certain items [...]
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The Alliance for Connected Care endorsed H.R.6474 – the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. This legislation would significantly expand funding for the Federal Communications Commission to support healthcare broadband deployment in response to COVID–19.
State Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers During the public health emergency, all 50 states and the District of Columbia used emergency authority to waive some aspect(s) of state licensure requirements to facilitate patients getting care. This has provided an unprecedented opportunity for patients, providers, and policymakers to explore the impact of cross-state care. [...]
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A survey of more than 1,300 physicians found that more than 90% are treating some or all of their patients via telehealth. Additionally, roughly 60% of physicians currently using telemedicine tools during the public health emergency said they plan to use telemedicine more often than they were pre-COVID.
The Alliance is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 and will continue to update this page. Please send resources to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on this page. The Alliance has compiled a resource detailing state-by-state expansion of telehealth and licensing waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance also has a list of federal [...]
On April 14, the Alliance for Connected Care wrote the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to the COVID-19 Interim Final Rule. The Alliance emphasized the importance of the many changes that were made, and requested several next steps for CMS, leveraging new authorities that is has received under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, [...]
Possibilities and Limits of Telehealth for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Emergency As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the U.S., millions of people around the country are living under directives to stay home to avoid risking exposure to the virus or infecting others if they are ill. To address the ongoing need for medical treatment during this [...]
The Alliance for Connected Care reviewed the multitude of legislative and regulatory changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring over the past month and discussed new opportunities beyond COVID-19. Presentation PDF https://youtu.be/o8hOE0d5_2k