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 [...]

2023-01-27T19:44:10-04:00January 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

2023-01-18T15:37:12-04:00January 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 [...]

2023-01-24T17:45:31-04:00January 13th, 2023|

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 [...]

2023-01-30T18:30:59-04:00January 13th, 2023|

Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care

American Journal of Managed Care: Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care  This study examines whether practice size and ownership were associated with more extensive adoption and maintenance of telemedicine for adults with diabetes and/or hypertension during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that solo physician [...]

2023-01-24T17:46:55-04:00January 12th, 2023|

Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project

North Carolina Medical Journal: Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project The pandemic brought challenges to rural maternal health. The North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP), a statewide telepsychiatry program, used telehealth and health technologies to bring multidisciplinary care to three community-based primary care obstetric clinics. The MOTHeRS (Maternal Outreach [...]

2023-01-24T17:58:07-04:00January 10th, 2023|

Telehealth Delivery of Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid: Findings from a Survey of State Medicaid Programs

Kaiser Family Foundation: Telehealth Delivery of Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid: Findings from a Survey of State Medicaid Programs Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) surveyed state Medicaid officials about policies and trends related to telehealth delivery of behavioral health services. The survey found that states most commonly reported adding audio-only telehealth coverage of behavioral [...]

2023-01-24T17:50:21-04:00January 10th, 2023|

Estimated Indirect Cost Savings of Using Telehealth Among Nonelderly Patients With Cancer

JAMA Network Open: Estimated Indirect Cost Savings of Using Telehealth Among Nonelderly Patients With Cancer This economic evaluation of cost savings from completed telehealth visits in a single-institution National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center found that telehealth saves time, travel, and money for patients. The main outcome was estimated patient cost savings from [...]

2023-01-24T17:48:34-04:00January 10th, 2023|
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