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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

Alliance Statement for the Record to House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on Telehealth

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth” The Alliance submitted a letter to the House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health on the "Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth.” The Alliance provided: 1) recommendations for telehealth expansions that Congress should consider – including steps to ensure equitable access, 2) comments about telehealth research and evidence, and 3) recommendations for telehealth “guardrail” provisions that Congress could consider, if it is believed they are necessary.

April 28th, 2021|

Alliance Support Letter for Missouri SB 193

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Senator Bob Onder, the Chair of the Missouri Senate Committee on Health and Pensions, for Senate Bill 193. This legislation would remove geographic proximity requirements in collaborative practice arrangements between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) based in rural health clinics. The bill would also allow APRNs providing nursing services under a collaborative practice arrangement to provide such services outside the geographic proximity requirement if the collaborating physician and APRN utilize telehealth in the care of the patient and if the services are provided in a rural area located in a [...]

April 25th, 2021|

Alliance Support Letter for Missouri SB 584

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Senator Jeanie Riddle, the Chair of the Missouri Senate Committee on Professional Registration, for Senate Bill 584. The bill would repeal the requirement under current law that supervised practice of an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) under a collaborative practice arrangement by a collaborating physician occur for a one-month period of time. The bill would also repeal the requirement that an APRN can only provide telehealth services in rural areas of need in order to practice telehealth services outside the geographic proximity requirements of a collaborative practice agreement. The Alliance believes that [...]

April 25th, 2021|

2021 Telehealth Summit for Health Systems

Thanks to those who were able to join the Alliance for Connected Care for the virtual Telehealth Summit for Health Systems on April 22-23, 2021.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cjv-3HFavw&t=3s The Alliance for Connected Care held its virtual Telehealth Summit for Health Systems on April 22-23, 2021. Attendees heard from federal policymakers from the White House and Congress on policy issues related to telehealth and virtual care, and participated in Breakout Sessions led by health system executives around the following topics: consumer engagement in virtual care, post-pandemic licensure portability, hardwiring virtual care transformation, and improving access across the digital and social divide. [...]

April 22nd, 2021|

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition: Telehealth Impact Study: Patient Survey Executive Summary

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition: Telehealth Impact Study: Patient Survey Executive Summary Telehealth use, which surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided a way for patients to continue to receive care while remaining safe in their homes. To explore patients’ experiences with telehealth, the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition recently conducted a survey of 2,007 patients across the country who received at least one telehealth visit during the pandemic. The findings of the Telehealth Impact Study highlight high levels of satisfaction with telehealth services, the impact on the patient-physician relationship, and expectations for future use. Topline findings show strong patient support for telehealth, including: [...]

April 13th, 2021|
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