Alliance for Connected Care Urges AMA to Ensure Coding for RPM and RTM Accurately Represents Clinical Utilization

The Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to the American Medical Association's (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel in response to its February 2024 meeting agenda, which includes Tab 50 - Remote Monitoring. The public agenda seems to indicate major revisions to remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM). The Alliance is concerned [...]

2024-02-02T11:35:22-04:00January 18th, 2024|

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

Read the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to our comments here. 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 [...]

2024-04-18T12:42:42-04:00October 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 [...]

2024-04-12T17:02:31-04:00September 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 [...]

2024-04-18T12:43:15-04:00September 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|
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