Alliance Submits Comments to FSMB Draft Report on Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) request for comments on the draft document entitled “Report on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.” The Alliance offered comments we hope the FSMB Workgroup on Telemedicine will consider as it finalizes this [...]

2022-02-23T12:58:14-04:00February 16th, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Utah SB 151

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Chair of the Utah Senate Business and Labor Committee, for Senate Bill 151. Senate Bill 151 would adopt the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact. Under this compact, Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) licensed in a Compact member state may practice in another [...]

2022-02-14T15:38:23-04:00February 9th, 2022|

Alliance submits letter of support for Maryland HB 670 – Study on Expansion of Interstate Telehealth

On February 8, the Alliance for Connected Care submitted a letter of support for Maryland House Bill 670, which would require the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to study the ways that interstate telehealth can be expanded to allow Maryland residents to use telehealth to receive health services from out-of-state practitioners. As a telehealth advocacy [...]

2022-02-13T17:20:14-04:00February 8th, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Maryland SB 154

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Paul G. Pinsky, Chair of the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, for Senate bill 154. Senate Bill 154 would adopt the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact. Under this compact, Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) licensed in a Compact member state may practice [...]

2022-02-14T15:39:36-04:00February 8th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments to House Ways & Means Committee on America’s Mental Health

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a letter to the House Ways & Means Committee providing input to the Committee hearing on "America's Mental Health Crisis."  Our letter summarizes the following recommendations: Congress should permanently remove obstructive in-person requirements on mental health through telehealth. Congress should move to fully remove outdated originating site requirements on [...]

2022-02-09T12:00:36-04:00February 2nd, 2022|

The Rural Behavioral Health Access Act Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At5GX0ZNOaQ View the legislation announcement on the National Rural Health Association website. A recording of the announcement event is above -- featuring: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) Nancy-Ann DeParle, Former Deputy Chief of Staff, the White House Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President, National Rural Health Association Rose Goick Saddler RN, [...]

2021-04-08T10:20:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|

COVID-19 State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion Dashboard

State Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers During the public health emergency, all 50 states and the District of Columbia used emergency authority to waive some aspect(s) of state licensure requirements to facilitate patients getting care. This has provided an unprecedented opportunity for patients, providers, and policymakers to explore the impact of cross-state care. This has [...]

2022-06-20T11:31:11-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

Recording Available: Virtual Hill Briefing – Using Telehealth to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

During this event, telehealth leaders spoke to what their systems are doing and how they are using new flexibility created by Congress to deliver telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A couple of teaser screenshots are included below.  Presentation PDF.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVtCAXvAyoI&t=3s Dr. Ethan Booker, Medical Director at MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center "In February, we thought we [...]

2020-08-05T10:20:40-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Telehealth

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 [...]

2020-04-10T13:18:01-04:00April 2nd, 2020|

Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

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 [...]

2020-03-26T12:10:14-04:00March 25th, 2020|
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