Alliance Submits Comments in Response to White House OSTP on Clinical Research Infrastructure and Emergency Clinical Trials

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on clinical research infrastructure and emergency clinical trials . The Alliance specifically outlined licensure restrictions that present a barrier to clinical trial recruitment and diversity and present a [...]

2023-05-01T12:45:23-04:00January 27th, 2023|

Alliance Urges CMS to Preserve Beneficiary Access to Telehealth Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated list of Medicare telehealth services for calendar year 2023, which removes the 151-day restriction. All telehealth codes should now be active through December 31, 2023.  Action Needed to Align Payment with Congressional Authority On January 13, 2023, the Alliance for Connected Care [...]

2023-02-23T16:20:14-04:00January 13th, 2023|

Top Accomplishments 2022

Building off of the transformation of telehealth access since 2020, the Alliance has continued to drive the advocacy steps needed for permanent telehealth expansion. We are excited to successfully hold on to important expansions and continue progress in 2023. Alliance Top Accomplishments 1 A temporary two-year extension of all Medicare telehealth in the fiscal [...]

2023-03-29T17:30:31-04:00January 3rd, 2023|

Alliance Statement on Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Report on Telehealth Use and Program Integrity Risks During COVID-19

On December 1, 2022, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee issued a report on telehealth use and program integrity risks across selected health care programs during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the debate on Capitol Hill about the permanent flexibilities in the Medicare program, we focus here on Medicare fee-for-service and [...]

2023-03-29T17:31:20-04:00December 1st, 2022|

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|

Key Telehealth Provisions in the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. The rule updates payment rates and finalize policy changes effective January 1, 2023. See the Press Release, Fact Sheet, Fact Sheet (MSSP), and the Final Rule. General CMS finalized [...]

2023-03-29T17:31:31-04:00November 1st, 2022|

Medicare Telehealth Analysis

Fall 2022 The Alliance for Connected Care commissioned an independent Medicare claims data analysis to better understand telehealth utilization and the potential financial impact of long-term telehealth expansion on the Medicare program. As expected, the findings of this analysis align with the individual experiences and data collected by Alliance for Connected Care members. [...]

2023-03-29T17:31:38-04:00October 19th, 2022|

Alliance Board Members Study Found that Telehealth Did Not Increase Primary Care Utilization

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 – Board Members of the Alliance for Connected Care conducted a government-funded study to determine whether there was an increase in primary care utilization with the expanded availability of telehealth across three health care systems. Using a grant from the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), data was [...]

2023-03-29T17:31:46-04:00September 29th, 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|
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