Federal Government Continues to Push False Narrative Regarding Telehealth Fraud

PUBLIC STATEMENT May 26, 2021  Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement consistent with the federal government’s record of falsely creating the impression that telehealth is uniquely vulnerable to criminal behavior. No federal regulator or oversight body has yet issued a comprehensive study of telehealth claims during the pandemic, yet the agencies continue [...]

2021-06-02T18:02:56-04:00May 26th, 2021|

Stakeholder Letter – Telehealth for People with High-Deductible Health Plans

On March 20, a group of leading organizations called on Congress to pass legislation that amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers and health plans to cover telehealth services pre-deductible in Health Savings Account-eligible high deductible health plans during this health care crisis. This legislation would build on efforts by Congress to [...]

2021-04-08T13:43:49-04:00March 20th, 2020|

Letter from Leading Telehealth, Provider, and Expert Groups Asking for a Follow-up Tweak for Healthcare Providers to be able to Better use the Medicare Telehealth Provision from the First Coronavirus Package

Leading telehealth, provider, and expert groups sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate for a follow-up tweak for healthcare providers to be able to better use the Medicare telehealth provision from the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) package.

2021-04-08T13:43:56-04:00March 11th, 2020|

Alliance Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders on Telehealth for COVID-19

The Alliance for Connected Care sent a letter to eight Congressional leaders to include a provision in the COVID-19 supplemental appropriation that will allow telehealth visits to be covered in traditional Medicare during the public health emergency. Including this provision in the upcoming supplemental legislation will encourage health systems and others to leverage telehealth in [...]

2021-04-08T13:44:05-04:00February 26th, 2020|

Krista Drobac Testifies in Support of Maryland Senate Bill 402

On February 13, Krista Drobac testified in support of Maryland Senate Bill 402, an Act authorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner-patient relationship through telehealth and requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to the same standards of practice as in-person settings. “The most important thing we can do [...]

2020-02-13T18:01:13-04:00February 13th, 2020|

Alliance Submits Comments to HHS on Stark and Anti-Kickback Safeharbors for Telehealth

Comments & Letters The Alliance for Connected Care provided feedback to HHS on proposed rules revising safe-harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty rules on beneficiary inducements.   The Alliance focused its comments on four priority areas for telehealth and remote patient monitoring in the proposed rule: Request for comment on the possible exclusion [...]

2021-04-08T13:44:12-04:00December 31st, 2019|

Alliance Submits Comments to Rural and Underserved Communities Task Force RFI

Comments & Letters The Alliance for Connected Care provided input on priority topics that affect the health status of people in rural and underserved communities. We applaud the leadership of Task Force co-chairs Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), and Jodey Arrington (R-TX) in bringing for this important effort to the [...]

2019-12-18T20:24:18-04:00November 29th, 2019|
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