Alliance Submits Comments in Response to White House OSTP on Clinical Research Infrastructure and Emergency Clinical Trials

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on clinical research infrastructure and emergency clinical trials . The Alliance specifically outlined licensure restrictions that present a barrier to clinical trial recruitment and diversity and present a [...]

2023-01-27T19:44:10-04:00January 27th, 2023|

Alliance Urges CMS to Preserve Beneficiary Access to Telehealth Services

Action Needed to Align Payment with Congressional Authority On January 13, 2023, the Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the implementation of the telehealth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Some Medicare telehealth codes are currently scheduled to expire 151 days after the [...]

2023-01-13T15:52:29-04:00January 13th, 2023|

Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Major Telehealth Provisions in FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The inclusion of a two-year extension of Medicare telehealth and commercial market telehealth flexibilities will make a huge difference to so many Americans. The Alliance for Connected Care has been calling for predictability for patients and clinicians while continuing to work toward permanent telehealth authorization. This gives us both. The package includes a [...]

2023-01-03T18:47:21-04:00December 19th, 2022|

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|

Alliance and Others Send Letter to DEA to Advance Proposed Rules on the Special Registration Telemedicine

Alliance and Others Send Letter to DEA to Advance Proposed Rules on the Special Registration Telemedicine The Alliance for Connected Care and more than 300 participants sent a letter urging the DEA to advance the proposed rules on the Special Registration for Telemedicine under the Ryan Haight Act to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). [...]

2022-12-02T12:15:44-04:00November 11th, 2022|

Key Telehealth Provisions in the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. The rule updates payment rates and finalize policy changes effective January 1, 2023. See the Press Release, Fact Sheet, Fact Sheet (MSSP), and the Final Rule. General CMS finalized [...]

2022-12-05T16:39:02-04:00November 1st, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments to the Proposed CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the CMS Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule. The Alliance applauded the proposal to ensure the continuation of patient access to mental health services from hospital-based [...]

2022-09-18T19:07:49-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Hundreds of Stakeholders Call on Senate Leaders to Make Telehealth a Priority This Fall

Washington, DC, September 13, 2022 – Today, an astounding 375 organizations sent a joint letter to bipartisan leadership of the U.S. Senate urging action on telehealth legislation this fall. Policy certainty beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is essential to continuing access to telehealth for both Medicare and commercial market patients. The letter [...]

2022-09-20T13:51:29-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Comment Letter on CY 2023 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) 2023, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance emphasized the following overarching priorities: While we appreciate and support the effort from CMS to create more temporary Category 3 codes [...]

2022-09-11T14:11:18-04:00September 6th, 2022|
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