Protecting Patients and Telehealth Access: More Than 230 National Organizations Urge Governors Across the Country to Maintain and Expand Licensure Flexibilities Throughout Federal Public Health Emergency

Letter to Governors Stresses Urgency of Expiring Licensure Waivers and its Impact on Patient Access to Care Washington, DC – November 1, 2021 – Today, more than 230 organizations sent a letter to all 50 state governors urging them to maintain and expand licensure flexibilities enacted at the start of the pandemic for the duration [...]

2021-11-10T10:52:20-04:00November 1st, 2021|

More Than 70 Organizations Urge Congress to Extend Virtual Care Provisions in the CARES Act for Individuals with HDHP-HSAs

Letter to Congressional Leaders Stresses Urgency of Impending Expiration of Telehealth Safe Harbor Washington, DC – October 26, 2021 – Today, more than 70 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the impending expiration of the telehealth safe harbor enacted in the CARES Act that enabled employers and insurers to provide [...]

2021-11-01T08:24:05-04:00October 27th, 2021|

430+ Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’

430 Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’ Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, more than 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology [...]

2021-10-28T11:18:04-04:00July 26th, 2021|

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 [...]

2021-07-26T11:16:21-04:00May 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|
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