More than 80 Organizations Call on DEA to Finalize Special Registration for Telemedicine

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance convened over 80 organizations in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) calling on the DEA to finalize the special registration for telemedicine. Background on the DEA Telemedicine Regulation Special registration to prescribe controlled substances through telemedicine was originally called for in the Ryan Haight Act of 2008.  The Ryan Haight Act […]

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340 ORGANIZATIONS SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS URGING ACTION ON TELEHEALTH

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

Congress Must Act to Ensure Patients and Providers Don’t Fall Off the “Telehealth Cliff” When Public Health Emergency Ends Today, 340 organizations signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to make telehealth flexibilities created during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. Those signing this multi-stakeholder letter include national and regional organizations representing a full range of health care […]

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Alliance Comments on the COVID-19 Interim Final Rule

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Release

On April 14,  the Alliance for Connected Care wrote the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to the COVID-19 Interim Final Rule.   The Alliance emphasized the importance of the many changes that were made, and requested several next steps for CMS, leveraging new authorities that is has received under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, […]

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Alliance Comments on Medicare Advantage Regulation

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance for Connected Care commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule on “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Contract Year 2021 and 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.” In […]

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Stakeholder Letter – Telehealth for People with High-Deductible Health Plans

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Releases

On March 20, a group of leading organizations called on Congress to pass legislation that amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers and health plans to cover telehealth services pre-deductible in Health Savings Account-eligible high deductible health plans during this health care crisis. This legislation would build on efforts by Congress to […]

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Letter from Leading Telehealth, Provider, and Expert Groups Asking for a Follow-up Tweak for Healthcare Providers to be able to Better use the Medicare Telehealth Provision from the First Coronavirus Package

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Releases

Leading telehealth, provider, and expert groups sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate for a follow-up tweak for healthcare providers to be able to better use the Medicare telehealth provision from the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) package.

Alliance Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders on Telehealth for COVID-19

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Letters, Press Releases

The Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to eight Congressional leaders to include a provision in the COVID-19 supplemental appropriation that will allow telehealth visits to be covered in traditional Medicare during the public health emergency. Including this provision in the upcoming supplemental legislation will encourage health systems and others to leverage telehealth in […]

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