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|

Summary: CY 2022 Final Physician Fee Schedule

On November 2, 2021, CMS issued the final Calendar Year 2022 (CY2022) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which makes payment and policy changes under Medicare Part B. View a summary produced by the Alliance for Connected Care here. Additional links are provided below:  Fact Sheet Final Rule MDPP Fact Sheet Overview of Major Policies  CMS has [...]

2021-11-09T13:08:52-04:00November 9th, 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|

Summary: CY 2022 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

On July 13, 2021, CMS released their proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.Below is a summary of key payment and policy changes within the rule. Comments are due by September 13, 2021. Physician Fee Schedule Please find our summary of the PFS here.  Please find some topline elements and links below.   Press [...]

2021-08-27T15:48:08-04:00August 27th, 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|

Federal Government Continues to Push False Narrative Regarding Telehealth Fraud

PUBLIC STATEMENT May 26, 2021  Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement consistent with the federal government’s record of falsely creating the impression that telehealth is uniquely vulnerable to criminal behavior. No federal regulator or oversight body has yet issued a comprehensive study of telehealth claims during the pandemic, yet the agencies continue [...]

2021-07-26T11:16:21-04:00May 26th, 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|

Alliance Statement for the Record to House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on Telehealth

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth” The Alliance submitted a letter to the House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health on the "Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth.” The Alliance provided: 1) recommendations for telehealth expansions that Congress should consider – including steps to ensure equitable [...]

2021-09-21T16:20:47-04:00April 28th, 2021|
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