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Alliance Supports Members of Congress in Letter Pushing for Extension of HDHP Telehealth

On December 12, 2022, Reps. Schneider (D-IL), Steel (R-CA) and Lee (D-NV) led a bipartisan group of 30 House Members in a letter asking House leadership to extend critical commercial market telehealth flexibilities in the year-end appropriations package. The Alliance for Connected Care worked closely with the Congressional offices on this advocacy effort.  The letter called on Congress to [...]

2022-12-19T18:41:42-04:00December 12th, 2022|

Alliance Signs Letter Urging Congress to Extend HDHP Telehealth Flexibilities

On November 15, 2022, the Alliance for Connected Care and more than 350 organizations signed a letter urging Congress to extend the telehealth provision that allows employers the flexibility to offer telehealth services pre-deductible to employees with a high deductible health plan coupled with a Health Savings Account (HDHP-HSA). The letter reminds congressional leaders that without [...]

2022-12-19T18:36:15-04:00November 15th, 2022|

Telehealth Resource Centers Support Letter

On May 31, more than 80 organizations called on Congressional Appropriators to increase funding for Telehealth Resource Centers. This increase in funding would provide a critical boost to the TRCs, which have experienced a high of an 800% increase in demand for telehealth assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, yet have been level-funded [...]

2022-05-31T17:44:44-04:00May 31st, 2022|

Telemedicine expands care access for spine patients

mHealth Intelligence: Telemedicine expands care access for spine patients A study published in the Global Spine Journal found that visits conducted through telemedicine increased accessibility for spine patients with low socioeconomic status. Spine patients missed 51.3 percent of in-person appointments, significantly higher than the 24.7 percent of telemedicine appointments that patients did not attend, among other findings. Researchers concluded [...]

2022-05-03T11:35:42-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Patients and Practitioners Agree – Telehealth Is Important for Patient Access, Health Care Workforce

Patients and Practitioners Agree – Telehealth Is Important for Patient Access, Health Care Workforce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Connected Care released a major survey of both healthcare patients and practitioners conducted by Morning Consult on the Alliance’s behalf. The poll asked patients and practitioners about their [...]

2023-03-29T17:32:43-04:00April 6th, 2022|

More Than 125 Organizations Urge Congress to Reinstate Virtual Care Access for Individuals with HDHP-HSAs

Letter to Congressional Leaders Stresses Urgency of Reinstating Telehealth Safe Harbor Washington, DC – UPDATED - January 21, 2022 – Today, more than 125 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to reinstate the telehealth safe harbor enacted in the CARES Act that enabled employers and health plans to provide pre-deductible coverage [...]

2022-11-21T18:55:54-04:00January 21st, 2022|

CMS releases an update to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth, COVID-19 Version and the Supplement to clarify that states may deliver covered services via audio-only telehealth both during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and beyond. This [...]

2021-12-06T16:50:05-04:00December 6th, 2021|

Alliance Statement on the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2021

STATEMENT ON THE TELEHEALTH EXPANSION ACT OF 2021November 17, 2021WASHINGTON DC – There are more than 35 million Americans with high-deductible health plans coupled with a Health Savings Account (HDHP-HSAs). More than 50 percent of individuals with an HSA live in zip codes where the median income is below $75,000 annually. Reaching the deductible threshold [...]

2021-11-17T18:12:26-04:00November 17th, 2021|
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