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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|

Alliance Submits Comments to Senate Finance Committee on Mental Health

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee providing input into the development of bipartisan legislation to enhance behavioral health and substance use disorder care for all Americans. Our letter includes recommendations to answer the following questions: What policies would encourage greater behavioral health care provider participation in these federal [...]

2021-11-09T13:50:44-04:00November 9th, 2021|

Summary: CY 2022 Final Physician Fee Schedule

On November 2, 2021, CMS issued the final Calendar Year 2022 (CY2022) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which makes payment and policy changes under Medicare Part B. View a summary produced by the Alliance for Connected Care here. Additional links are provided below:  Fact Sheet Final Rule MDPP Fact Sheet Overview of Major Policies  CMS has [...]

2021-11-09T13:08:52-04:00November 9th, 2021|

Alliance Joins Congressional Letter to Support Telehealth Resource Centers

The Alliance for Connected Care joined a letter this week to Senate HELP Chair Murray and Ranking Member Blunt requesting funding support for the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) program in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This increase in funding would provide a critical [...]

2021-09-26T15:48:09-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Immediate and Sustained Trends in Glycemic Control during Remote Patient Monitoring in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Immediate and Sustained Trends in Glycemic Control during Remote Patient Monitoring in People with Type 2 Diabetes. A study investigated whether people with type 2 diabetes (PWT2D) demonstrate improved glycemia after enrolling in remote patient monitoring (RPM) pilot programs that incorporated remote data syncing and coaching. Glycemic improvements were seen within 3 months of [...]

2021-07-13T16:00:22-04:00June 25th, 2021|

COVID Challenges and Adaptations Among Home-Based Primary Care Practices: Lessons for an Ongoing Pandemic from a National Survey

COVID Challenges and Adaptations Among Home-Based Primary Care Practices: Lessons for an Ongoing Pandemic from a National Survey  Summary: The purpose of this study was to describe the challenges and adaptations by HBPC practices made during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-nine practices across 29 states were included in the final analyses. Eighty-five [...]

2021-06-21T11:57:54-04:00June 8th, 2021|

American Psychiatric Association: 2021 Public Opinion Poll: Access to Care

American Psychiatric Association: 2021 Public Opinion Poll: Access to Care A new national public opinion poll of U.S. adults by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), finds that expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans. A large portion of the population have used telehealth services; more than half say they would use telehealth for mental [...]

2021-06-21T12:24:17-04:00May 27th, 2021|

Alliance Statement for the Record to Senate Finance Hearing on COVID-19 Health Care Flexiblities

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned” The Alliance submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee  on the "COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned.” The Alliance will focus comments on 1) Research and evidence we have gathered thus far; 2) Recommendations [...]

2021-09-21T16:18:51-04:00May 19th, 2021|
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