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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

Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services

Parkinson’s News Today: Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services A recent survey published in Movement Disorders found that telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic were perceived to be a good alternative to in-person health care appointments among people with Parkinson’s disease. Respondents said telehealth reduced travel, was more convenient, was suitable for follow-up appointments, and was preferred for speech-language pathology and mental health sessions. More than 40 percent of respondents reported that video or phone telehealth services were equally or more satisfying than in-person visits across all service types.

April 25th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care

American Medical Association: Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care A survey conducted by the American Medical Association found that the vast majority of physician respondents say they're currently using telehealth. The results suggest enduring interest in virtual care among physicians. Among physician respondents, 85 percent indicated they currently use telehealth, with the majority of decreased use attributed to a mix of virtual and in-person visits. There findings are similar to a survey conducted by the Alliance for Connected Care in March. An accompanying blog post on this survey from the American Medical Association can be found here.

April 25th, 2022|

Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment

Physician’s Weekly: Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment According to a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, telemedicine bridge clinics had high show rates and allowed patients to fill prescriptions for opioid use disorder (OUD). The results show that 77 percent of the bridge clinic patients filled two or more buprenorphine prescriptions after their initial visit, indicating high engagement. Most of the patients (62 percent) had insurance through Medicaid, though 19 percent were uninsured. Outcomes were similar between those who used phone-only versus audiovisual visits. The results suggest that telemedicine bridge clinics may be useful long-term for [...]

April 25th, 2022|Tags: , |

Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth

U.S. News & World Report: Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth Social workers and psychiatrists are among the providers Americans are frequently visiting via telehealth, highlighting the pandemic’s continued mental health impact. According to new evidence from private insurance claims data, the top specialty providing telehealth services nationally this past January was social work. This is just one sign of how prevalent the provision of mental health services through telehealth has been, as our country continues to grapple with the pandemic and its impact on many fronts.

April 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

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