Our Members:

The Alliance for Connected Care aims to:

Demonstrate the importance of Connected Care as a tool for improved quality and efficiency.

Build significant and high-level support for Connected Care among leaders in Congress and the Administration.

Enable more telehealth to support new models of care.

Lift geographic and site restrictions for telehealth in Medicare.

Establish a consensus-based, standardized definition of Connected Care to advance with policymakers.

Alliance News

Group Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra on Virtual DPP

Roughly 20 organizations, including the Alliance for Connected Care have signed a letter asking Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to extend Medicare coverage for virtual visits during the PHE and “work on longer-term reforms” that would make connected health a permanent part of the program. Given the ongoing and worsening prediabetes challenges facing seniors, expectations that the PHE will continue throughout 2021, and the cessation of many in-person DPP programs, we believe CMS must act immediately to preserve access to these services. We believe that the Department of Health and Human Services should immediately use its emergency authority [...]

April 6th, 2021|

The Rural Behavioral Health Access Act Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At5GX0ZNOaQ View the legislation announcement on the National Rural Health Association website. A recording of the announcement event is above -- featuring: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) Nancy-Ann DeParle, Former Deputy Chief of Staff, the White House Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President, National Rural Health Association Rose Goick Saddler RN, MSN, Administrator, Ascension Standish Hospital Alan Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Adams County Regional Medical Center The Alliance for Connected Care is pleased to join the National Rural Health Association in applauding this important legislation which shines a light on the need for critical access hospitals [...]

March 31st, 2021|

Alliance Letter of Support for Texas SB 992

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Senator Kelly Hancock, Chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, for Senate Bill 992. The bill would allow health professionals located outside of the state of Texas to provide telehealth services to patients residing within the state of Texas so long as they are licensed and authorized to provide the service in the state in which they are licensed. The bill would maintain that the standard of care for such services would be the same as for health professionals providing in-person health care services to a patient, and would [...]

March 30th, 2021|

Alliance Letter of Support for Illinois HB 580

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Marcus Evans, Jr., the Chair of the Illinois House Labor and Commerce Committee, for House Bill 580. The bill would amend the Nurse Practice Act to approve the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows for issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses to practice in their home state and other compact states. The bill is critical because it allows for mutual recognition of state licenses between states participating in the compact. One of the biggest barriers to telehealth becoming a regular patient and provider choice is the administrative burden caused by variation in [...]

March 27th, 2021|

Alliance Letter of Support for Illinois HB 366

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Theresa Mah, the Chair of the Illinois House Health Care Licenses Committee, for House Bill 366. The bill would require the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to issue or deny a license no later than 30 days after completion of the application for practical nurse and registered professional nurse licensure. The Alliance believes that quickly approving licensure applications will help ensure eligible nurses are working, and will ultimately improve access to health care. Read the full letter here and below:

March 27th, 2021|
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