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|

Protecting Patients and Telehealth Access: More Than 230 National Organizations Urge Governors Across the Country to Maintain and Expand Licensure Flexibilities Throughout Federal Public Health Emergency

Letter to Governors Stresses Urgency of Expiring Licensure Waivers and its Impact on Patient Access to Care Washington, DC – November 1, 2021 – Today, more than 230 organizations sent a letter to all 50 state governors urging them to maintain and expand licensure flexibilities enacted at the start of the pandemic for the duration [...]

2021-11-10T10:52:20-04:00November 1st, 2021|

More Than 70 Organizations Urge Congress to Extend Virtual Care Provisions in the CARES Act for Individuals with HDHP-HSAs

Letter to Congressional Leaders Stresses Urgency of Impending Expiration of Telehealth Safe Harbor Washington, DC – October 26, 2021 – Today, more than 70 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the impending expiration of the telehealth safe harbor enacted in the CARES Act that enabled employers and insurers to provide [...]

2021-11-01T08:24:05-04:00October 27th, 2021|

Alliance Statement for the Record to Senate Commerce Hearing on: “State of Telehealth: Removing Barriers to Access and Improving Patient Outcomes”

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “State of Telehealth: Removing Barriers to Access and Improving Patient Outcomes" The Alliance submitted a letter to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Communications, Media, and Broadband Subcommittee on a hearing examining the importance of access to telehealth services, and the role that broadband plays in [...]

2021-11-24T10:06:30-04:00October 8th, 2021|

Alliance Joins Letter Calling on CMS to Address Critical Access Hospital Telehealth

The Alliance for Connected Care joined roughly 20 other groups in calling on CMS to address Critical Access Hospital (CAH) telehealth. "We agree that telehealth payment should be addressed for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and also believe outpatient behavioral therapy services offered by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are a [...]

2021-10-27T13:52:05-04:00September 20th, 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|

Comment Letter on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule for calendar year (CY) 2022, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance applauds the proposal to retain all Category 3 telehealth codes through the end of Calendar Year (CY) 2023 to provide an opportunity [...]

2021-09-20T08:19:14-04:00September 13th, 2021|

430+ Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’

430 Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’ Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, more than 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology [...]

2021-10-28T11:18:04-04:00July 26th, 2021|

Alliance Submits Comments to Cures 2.0

The Alliance for Connected Care provided input into the draft Cures 2.0 legislation released in late June that will build upon the important legacy of the 21st Century Cures Act. A copy of the full Cures 2.0 discussion draft circulating now among lawmakers is available here. A section-by-section summary of the bill is available here. The draft [...]

2021-08-27T15:47:49-04:00July 16th, 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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