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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 [...]

2022-04-07T16:34:31-04:00April 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|

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|
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