Connected Care Updates – September 26

This update includes: Media coverage of Alliance for Connected Care's OPPS comment letter USPSTF draft recommendations on depression and anxiety HRSA public comment on telehealth Clarification on the public health emergency and notable research and news developments

2022-09-27T11:41:25-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – September 19

This update includes: Alliance for Connected Care and 375 organizations sent a letter to Senate Alliance comments on 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) New data on Medicare telehealth trends ASPE report on flexibilities in controlled substances prescribing and dispensing and notable research and news developments

2022-09-20T10:15:23-04:00September 19th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments to the Proposed CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the CMS Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule. The Alliance applauded the proposal to ensure the continuation of patient access to mental health services from hospital-based [...]

2022-09-18T19:07:49-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Hundreds of Stakeholders Call on Senate Leaders to Make Telehealth a Priority This Fall

Washington, DC, September 13, 2022 – Today, an astounding 375 organizations sent a joint letter to bipartisan leadership of the U.S. Senate urging action on telehealth legislation this fall. Policy certainty beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is essential to continuing access to telehealth for both Medicare and commercial market patients. The letter [...]

2022-09-20T13:51:29-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – September 12

This update includes: A Sign-On Letter Urging Senate Action on Telehealth Legislation This Fall Alliance Statement on Two Telehealth Reports from OIG Former US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Op-Ed on State Licensure Alliance Physician Fee Schedule Comments and notable research and news developments

2022-09-20T10:15:54-04:00September 12th, 2022|

Alliance Statement on HHS OIG Telehealth Reports

September 7, 2022, Washington, D.C. - The only way to truly understand the impact of covering telehealth in Medicare on fraud is the analysis of real data. The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continues to do just that, and we applaud their efforts. These reports add to the growing body of [...]

2022-09-07T13:33:17-04:00September 7th, 2022|

HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report which Expands on the telehealth utilization report released earlier this year; and [...]

2022-09-07T12:32:27-04:00September 7th, 2022|

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks

OIG Report: Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report which describes Providers’ billing for telehealth services; and Identifies ways to safeguard Medicare from fraud, waste, and abuse related to telehealth. The full report can [...]

2022-09-07T12:31:35-04:00September 7th, 2022|

Comment Letter on CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule for calendar year (CY) 2023, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance emphasized the following overarching priorities: While we appreciate and support the effort from CMS to create more temporary Category 3 codes [...]

2022-09-11T14:11:18-04:00September 6th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – September 6

This update includes: A Sign-On Letter Urging Senate Action on Telehealth Legislation This Fall Alliance comment letter on Medicare Advantage Joint study by CMS, CDC, and NIH on Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic and notable research and news developments

2022-09-07T11:00:25-04:00September 6th, 2022|
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