(UPDATED) Mental Health Groups Call on DEA for Continued Access to Treatments Through Telehealth

The Alliance for Connected Care and other leading organizations called on the Biden Administration to make modifications to the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA)  proposed rule, Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances When the Practitioner and the Patient Have Not Had a Prior In-Person Medical Evaluation, to ensure more flexible prescribing limitations for providers when a controlled [...]

2023-04-04T11:01:28-04:00March 31st, 2023|

Alliance Co-Leads Letter in Support of the Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act

The Alliance for Connected Care co-led a letter signed by more than 40 organizations in support of the Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2023 (H.R. 824), which would permanently treat telehealth services as an excepted benefit. During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and [...]

2023-03-30T17:15:34-04:00March 30th, 2023|

Alliance Submits Comments to the DEA Proposed Rule on Prescribing Controlled Substance via Telemedicine

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) proposed rule, Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances When the Practitioner and the Patient Have Not Had a Prior In-Person Medical Evaluation.  The Alliance highlights its concerns that the rule does not satisfy multiple congressional [...]

2023-03-29T19:02:32-04:00March 29th, 2023|

Epic Research: ADHD Medications Prescribed at Similar Rates During Telehealth and In-Person Visits

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: Efficacy, Perception, and Utilization of Pediatric Teledermatology A study found that telemedicine is effective for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple dermatological conditions in the pediatric community, with significant patient and provider satisfaction. The study found that diagnostic concordance between pediatric teledermatologist and in-person dermatologist varied from 70 [...]

2023-11-27T18:23:34-04:00March 29th, 2023|

Telehealth And the End of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers: Telehealth And the End of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers released guidance on how, based on current CMS guidance, waivers and flexibilities are expected to be addressed following the PHE. The guidance provides an overview of expiring provisions and provisions active after the [...]

2023-04-25T11:21:04-04:00March 28th, 2023|

Expanding Care with Teletherapy

Alma: Expanding Care with Teletherapy Alma, a digital health company, surveyed over 200 therapists and found that nearly 9 in 10 of its therapists want to be able to provide care across the country if their license enabled them to provide care nationwide. The survey also found 67 percent of therapists have already pursued or [...]

2023-04-25T11:22:27-04:00March 27th, 2023|

Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Retention as a Function of Demographics and Rurality

The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Retention as a Function of Demographics and Rurality A study published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse found that patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are significantly more likely to stick with their treatment plan when offered buprenorphine via telemedicine. Patients [...]

2023-04-25T11:32:10-04:00March 24th, 2023|

Few Disciplinary Issues with Out-of-State Telehealth

Cicero Institute: Few Disciplinary Issues with Out-of-State Telehealth This report reviews the states of Florida and Idaho's out-of-state telehealth approach and found that there were no disciplinary actions with across-state-line telehealth. Additionally, there was a substantial and growing number of providers interested in providing out-of-state telehealth. Despite the attention telehealth has received during the [...]

2023-04-25T11:18:04-04:00March 22nd, 2023|

Many People Still Unaware of Telehealth’s Efficacy

NTT Data: Many People Still Unaware of Telehealth's Efficacy According to a survey from NTT Data Services, it is more likely that more patients will gravitate toward telehealth visits for things like filling prescriptions, addressing cold and flu symptoms, annual check-ups that don’t require in-office testing, and other non-life-threatening needs. Survey respondents also [...]

2023-04-25T11:19:19-04:00March 21st, 2023|
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