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 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|

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|

Summary: Proposed CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS 1772-P)

Summary: Proposed CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS 1772-P) On July 15, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule, which makes policy [...]

2022-08-08T12:39:53-04:00July 15th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-07-14T17:27:23-04:00February 16th, 2022|

Alliance Statement on the Introduction of the Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act

Legislation by Senators Cortez Masto and Young creates the path to retain patient access to telehealth WASHINGTON D.C. February 7, 2022 – The Alliance for Connected Care (“The Alliance”) is pleased to support the introduction of the bipartisan Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act (S. 3593) and applauds Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Young (R-IN) for [...]

2022-02-10T11:16:03-04:00February 7th, 2022|

Stakeholders send letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders urging consideration of addressing state licensing limitations in clinical trials

Today, 17 organizations sent a letter to Senate HELP Committee leaders, urging them to consider addressing state licensing limitations in clinical trials in the Prepare for and Respond to Existing Viruses, Emerging New Threats, and Pandemics Act (PREVENT Pandemics Act). The discussion draft of the PREVENT Pandemics Act was released by Senate HELP Committee leadership [...]

2022-07-14T17:49:35-04:00February 4th, 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|

More than 330 Stakeholders Seek Leadership from Congress to Create Permanent Comprehensive Telehealth Reform

Washington, DC, January 31, 2022 – Today, more than 330 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging their leadership in facilitating a pathway to comprehensive permanent telehealth reform that would provide certainty to patients and our nation’s healthcare providers while providing sufficient time for Congress and the administration to analyze the impact of telehealth [...]

2022-02-07T16:10:50-04:00January 31st, 2022|
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