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. [...]

2022-11-17T14:36:22-04:00October 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|

Comment Letter on CY 2023 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) 2023, which includes several important reforms with respect to telehealth. The Alliance emphasized the following overarching priorities: While we appreciate and support the effort from CMS to create more temporary Category 3 codes [...]

2022-09-11T14:11:18-04:00September 6th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments in response to the Health and Human Services’ Strengthen Primary Health Care RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on strengthening primary health care. The Alliance specifically commented on impact of telehealth in primary care access. The Alliance recommends the HHS to: Prevent restrictions, such as in-person visits requirements [...]

2022-08-02T14:52:40-04:00August 1st, 2022|

Senate Includes Numerous Telehealth Provisions in the FY 2023 Senate Appropriations Committee Report

On July 28, 2022, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the Report for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations, as well as the bill text making appropriations for these departments for FY2023. The report includes specific instructions with respect to the appropriated [...]

2022-08-04T11:33:19-04:00July 28th, 2022|

Alliance for Connected Care Applauds the House for Advancing Telehealth Coverage for Seniors

WASHINGTON D.C. July 27, 2022 – The Alliance for Connected Care (the Alliance) applauds U.S. House lawmakers for their commitment to protecting telehealth access through the passage of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (H.R. 4040). This legislation would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries continue to have access to telehealth until at least [...]

2022-08-08T12:38:00-04:00July 27th, 2022|

Alliance Leads a Letter Supporting the Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2022

The Alliance for Connected Care led a letter with other leading telehealth groups supporting the Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2022, which would allow employers to provide telehealth or other remote care services to employees ineligible for an employer-sponsored group health plan. To read the full letter, click here or see below:

2022-06-30T10:44:14-04:00June 30th, 2022|

Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in the FY 2023 House Appropriations Committee Report

On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee released the Report for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations. The report includes specific instructions with respect to the appropriated amounts. The Alliance was thrilled to see the inclusion of several telehealth provisions in this report, which [...]

2022-08-02T12:26:02-04:00June 29th, 2022|
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