Statement on the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023

The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to support the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 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 authority allowing employers [...]

2023-03-28T16:09:57-04:00March 28th, 2023|

Alliance Submits Comments in Response to the Senate HELP Committee Workforce RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the Senate HELP Committee on the drivers of the health care workforce shortage. The Alliance specifically outlined the important role that telehealth can play in addressing health care workforce shortages moving forward and why telehealth should be included [...]

2023-03-22T12:59:18-04:00March 20th, 2023|

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 [...]

2023-01-27T19:44:10-04:00January 27th, 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 [...]

2023-01-04T12:17:36-04:00January 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 Medicare [...]

2022-12-02T15:44:30-04:00December 1st, 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 [...]

2022-12-05T16:39:02-04:00November 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. [...]

2022-12-07T18:41:56-04:00October 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 [...]

2022-10-26T13:41:08-04:00September 29th, 2022|

Alliance Statement on HHS OIG Telehealth Reports

September 7, 2022, Washington, D.C. - The only way to truly understand the impact of covering telehealth in Medicare on fraud is the analysis of real data. The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continues to do just that, and we applaud their efforts. These reports add to the growing body of [...]

2022-09-07T13:33:17-04:00September 7th, 2022|
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