Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic

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Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic Healthcare IT News View the study here. Find more on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports The Pew Research Center conducted the survey of more than 10,000 people from March 19 through March 24 of this year, asking whether participants “used the internet […]

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COVID-19 Telehealth Polling

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The Alliance for Connected Care has compiled polls on patient and provider adoption, acceptance, and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This chart has also been added to our Studies & Reports page. The Alliance will continue to update the chart with telehealth polls as they are published. COVID-19 Telehealth Polls – […]

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Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

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Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality? Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports The claims-based analysis suggests that approximately 20 percent of all emergency room visits could potentially be avoided via virtual urgent care offerings, 24 percent of healthcare office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually, and an additional 9 percent “near-virtually.” Furthermore, […]

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Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased

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Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased Find on our: COVID-19 Telemedicine Research & Reports The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic. Almost 1.3 million members received telehealth services in the week ending April 18, compared to just 11,000 […]

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April CMS COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Summary

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On April 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released another Interim Final Rule, implementing significant additional changes for telehealth.  Specifically, this Interim Final Rule includes more changes created using the statutory authority of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  These changes come from both new 1135 waivers and the […]

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State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard

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State Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers The Alliance has compiled a resource detailing state-by-state expansion of telehealth and licensing waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document is updated regularly. Alliance for Connected Care — State Telehealth Expansion by Governor’s Orders 4-21-20 CMS Approved 1135 Waivers Under a disaster or emergency declaration and a public […]

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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth

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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth The National Emergency Management Association released guidance on using the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to facilitate telehealth across state lines. EMAC is a national disaster-relief compact ratified by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories. On April 1, The National Emergency […]

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CMS COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Summary and Code Chart

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As part of its announcement on “Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge the Administration included significant additional Medicare telehealth changes, including: CMS will now pay for more than 80 additional services when furnished via telehealth. These include emergency department visits, initial nursing facility and discharge visits, and home visits, […]

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Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

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On March 25, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sent a letter to Governors calling on them to take a number of actions to strengthen the healthcare workforce as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Allow licensure across state lines  – either in person or through telemedicine Waive state-level regulatory barriers to […]

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Blog: The Reality of the New Telehealth Authority in Medicare

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The Reality of the New Telehealth Authority in Medicare By Krista Drobac, Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care On Friday, Congress passed, and the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. This legislation gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to waive telehealth restrictions in Medicare, thereby creating […]

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