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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 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 December 31, 2024. “We are pleased to see the House of Representatives taking action to reduce ambiguity around the future of telehealth in Medicare,” said Krista Drobac, Executive Director of the Alliance for Connected Care. “This legislation will protect crucially needed patient access to care [...]

July 27th, 2022|

Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care

Annals of Internal Medicine: Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care Telehealth strategies to supplement or replace in-person maternity care may affect maternal health outcomes. The purpose of this rapid review was to evaluate the effectiveness and harms of telehealth strategies for maternal health care given the recent expansion of telehealth during the pandemic, and to produce an evidence map. The review found that replacing or supplementing in-person maternal care with telehealth generally results in similar, and sometimes better, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction compared with in-person care. The effect on access, health equity, and harm [...]

July 26th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – July 25

This update includes: Uniform Law Commission's (ULC) model legislation for telehealth OIG Special Fraud Alert House Committee on Rules Announcement on the Mark Up of Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2021 the Uncap America Act (S. 4590) and notable research and news developments

July 25th, 2022|

Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control

JAMA Internal Medicine: Effect of a Comprehensive Telehealth Intervention vs Telemonitoring and Care Coordination in Patients with Persistently Poor Type 2 Diabetes Control According to this study, a comprehensive approach to telemonitoring type 2 diabetes bolstered glucose control in tough-to-manage patients. The study found that, compared with telemonitoring/care coordination, comprehensive telehealth improved multiple outcomes in patients with persistently poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (PPDM) at a reasonable additional cost. This study supports consideration of comprehensive telehealth implementation for PPDM in systems with appropriate infrastructure and may enhance the value of telehealth experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. [...]

July 25th, 2022|

The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities

Brookings Institute: The Roadmap to Telehealth Efficacy: Care, Health, and Digital Equities In this Brookings report, researchers propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery. They also argue that government must continue to promote the use of remote health care and leverage national investments in broadband infrastructure to drive the complementary use of telehealth with traditional health care. Telehealth must be positioned and implemented in coordination with value-based payments to ensure patient access to [...]

July 25th, 2022|

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