Alliance Submits Statement for the Record for Senate Finance Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Telehealth Permanency

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health for the hearing, "Ensuring Medicare Beneficiary Access: A Path to Telehealth Permanency." The Alliance focused its comments on: Recommendations for a permanent telehealth expansion that Congress should consider, including steps to ensure equitable access; Other [...]

2023-11-13T19:06:43-04:00November 13th, 2023|

Alliance and Over 110 Organizations Request CMS to Ensure Telehealth Practitioners Privacy Are Protected

The Alliance for Connected Care, in partnership with the American Telemedicine Association, led 112 organizations in a letter  requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take action on preserving the benefits of telehealth by ensuring telehealth practitioners working from a home-based (or other) location do not need to report that private [...]

2023-10-20T16:05:07-04:00October 20th, 2023|

Alliance Highlights the Importance of a Special Registration to Allow Continuity of Care for Patients

The Alliance for Connected Care appreciated the opportunity to testify for the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) listening session on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine on September 12, 2023. We appreciate the DEA’s quick response during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) to allow prescribing via telemedicine. This was also a hugely meaningful expansion of access [...]

2023-09-15T16:45:39-04:00September 12th, 2023|

Comment Letter on CY 2024 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) 2024, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance emphasized the following overarching priorities: The Alliance appreciates and supports the proposal from CMS to pay claims billed with POS 10 [...]

2023-09-15T16:45:14-04:00September 11th, 2023|

Alliance Leads More than 185 Organizations in a Letter Supporting the Telehealth Expansion Act

The Alliance for Connected Care led 188 organizations in a letter urging House Ways & Means Committee leaders to advance the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 (H.R. 1843/S. 1001) to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 is a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would make permanent the pandemic-era [...]

2023-06-07T22:33:28-04:00June 7th, 2023|

Statement on the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023

The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to support the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 (H.R. 1843/S. 1001) and applauds Representatives Steel (R-CA), Lee (D-NV), Smith (R-NE), and Schneider (D-IL) and Senators Daines (R-MT) and Cortez Masto (D-NV) for their leadership in introducing this bipartisan, bicameral legislation. This bill would make permanent the CARES Act [...]

2023-06-07T15:41:13-04:00June 6th, 2023|

Alliance Leads Letter to Congressional Appropriators to Support Telehealth Resource Centers

The Alliance for Connected Care led a letter asking Congressional Appropriators to include a $14 million request for the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in FY2024 appropriations. This increase in funding would provide a critical boost to the TRCs, which saw an 800% increase in demand [...]

2023-04-12T15:09:38-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Concerns Align on the DEA Telemedicine Rule

Over 35,000 Americans provided comments on the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) proposed rule, "Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances When the Practitioner and the Patient Have Not Had a Prior In-Person Medical Evaluation." In comment letters responding to the DEA's proposed rule, hundreds of key stakeholders highlighted the need for a special registration for telemedicine and [...]

2023-04-07T13:24:26-04:00April 7th, 2023|
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