Alliance Written Testimony – New York FY2022 Executive Budget

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

The Alliance submitted written testimony for the New York State FY2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health, which took place on February 25, 2021. The Alliance applauds the telehealth-related proposals included in the Governor’s Executive Budget for the State Fiscal Year 2022, and was particularly thrilled to see specific provisions around the creation of an […]

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Alliance Statement for the Record to House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on Telehealth

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care” The Alliance submitted a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health on the ““The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care.” The Alliance provided 1) […]

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Alliance Written Testimony in Maryland

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Press Release

The Alliance submitted written testimony offering the Medical Excellence Zone as an alternative to Maryland House Bill 732. “We request that the Committee consider an alternative called the Medical Excellence Zone. The Medical Excellence Zone is an area defined by multiple state borders where medical practitioners may practice across state lines. Practitioners may not establish […]

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Alliance Letter Regarding Telehealth Fraud

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Principal Deputy Inspector General Grimm urging OIG to update posts on “telehealth fraud” to better distinguish traditional fraud from telehealth fraud. The Alliance supports several recommendations to address improper telehealth payments: Conduct periodic post-payment reviews to disallow payments for errors […]

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Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery Request for Information (RFI)

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

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the HHS request for information on the health and economic emergency created by the COVID-19. The Alliance responded to over 20 recent policy changes with recommendations. We believe some should become permanent and some were only appropriate during the PHE and should cease at its […]

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Input for the CONNECT for Health Act of 2021

Posted Alliance for Connected Care Letters, Press Release

The Alliance for Connected Care provided feedback on the Senate Telehealth Working Group and Congressional Telehealth Caucus’ request for information (RFI) on the 117th Congress’ iteration of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act. The Alliance provided 1) overarching comments about top priorities for telehealth legislation, 2) recommend […]

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Digital Health Groups Call on Congress to Extend Telehealth Access

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

The Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Connected Health Initiative, eHealth Initiative, Health Innovation Alliance, HIMSS and the PCHAlliance called on Congressional leaders to act to preserve access to telehealth as part of an end of year package. “While we seek permanent reforms to enable Medicare beneficiaries to […]

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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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CMS Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19

Posted Alliance for Connected Care COVID-19, Press Release

CMS released a survey of Medicare beneficiaries during COVID-19 View CMS press release According to the survey, the most common type of forgone care because of the pandemic was dental care (43%), followed by regular check-up (36%), treatment for ongoing condition (36%), and diagnostic or medical screening test (32%).  The most common reason cited for […]

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