Alliance Comments on Medicare Advantage Regulation

The Alliance for Connected Care commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule on "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Contract Year 2021 and 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly." In [...]

2021-04-08T13:43:31-04:00April 7th, 2020|

Telehealth Funding Announcements and Opportunities – COVID-19

The Alliance has compiled telehealth funding opportunities below. A list of appropriations from the third COVID-19 legislative package, the CARES Act, can be viewed here. Federal Communications Commission Report and Order On April 2, FCC released a report and order on the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Connected Care Pilot Program. These programs provide funding for [...]

2020-04-24T18:15:17-04:00April 6th, 2020|

Letter to CMS on MA-PD Rule

The Alliance submitted comments on the MA-PD Rule. Within the Proposed Rule, we have identified four priorities for telehealth and connected care: Medicare Advantage (MA) and Cost Plan Network Adequacy Improvements to Care Management Requirements for Special Needs Plans (SNPs) Additional Telehealth Benefits Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Download PDF

2021-02-16T16:00:25-04:00April 6th, 2020|

Recording Available: Virtual Hill Briefing – Using Telehealth to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

During this event, telehealth leaders spoke to what their systems are doing and how they are using new flexibility created by Congress to deliver telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A couple of teaser screenshots are included below.  Presentation PDF.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVtCAXvAyoI&t=3s Dr. Ethan Booker, Medical Director at MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center "In February, we thought we [...]

2020-08-05T10:20:40-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth The National Emergency Management Association released guidance on using the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to facilitate telehealth across state lines. EMAC is a national disaster-relief compact ratified by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories. On April 1, The National Emergency [...]

2020-04-10T13:18:01-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Americans’ Perceptions of Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19

A survey of 2,000 adults across the U.S. on perceptions of telehealth during COVID-19 found that more than 95% of respondents who had used telehealth said they already have or would consider scheduling another telehealth appointment in the future. The most cited advantages to telehealth were quicker and greater access to care and avoiding overcrowded wait rooms. [...]

2020-04-01T11:02:22-04:00April 1st, 2020|
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