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

HHS OIG Telehealth Work Plan Items

The Alliance keeps a tracker of HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) telehealth-related work plan items. Please see below a list of pending and released OIG reports. View other federal data releases here. Reports in Development Title Report Number Expected Release Description Telehealth Services in Select Federal Health Care Programs OEI-02-22-00150 2023 HS-OIG will work with the other OIG members in and leadership of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) to produce a report describing the types of telehealth services that are available, including those that were expanded during the pandemic, and key program [...]

December 19th, 2021|Tags: |

New Federal Telehealth Data

HHS released new CMS data and an Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) report of Medicare telehealth utilization in 2020 and early 2021. Overall, nearly 53 million virtual visits occurred in traditional Medicare in 2020, compared to about 840,000 in 2019. Of those, nearly all (92%) of visits occurred in patients’ homes, which was not permissible prior to the pandemic. Furthermore, 44% of Medicare visits were in rural areas and 55% were in urban areas, demonstrating beneficiaries, regardless of location, utilized telemedicine for access to health care services during the pandemic. CMS Medicare Telemedicine Snapshot [...]

December 13th, 2021|Tags: |

CMS releases an update to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth, COVID-19 Version and the Supplement to clarify that states may deliver covered services via audio-only telehealth both during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and beyond. This release provides additional support state Medicaid and CHIP agencies in their adoption and implementation of telehealth. Telehealth Toolkit Medicaid Guidance COVID-19 Guidance

December 6th, 2021|
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