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 Joins Letter Calling on CMS to Address Critical Access Hospital Telehealth

The Alliance for Connected Care joined roughly 20 other groups in calling on CMS to address Critical Access Hospital (CAH) telehealth. "We agree that telehealth payment should be addressed for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and also believe outpatient behavioral therapy services offered by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are a key component of a comprehensive rural behavioral health strategy."

September 20th, 2021|

Alliance Joins Congressional Letter to Support Telehealth Resource Centers

The Alliance for Connected Care joined a letter this week to Senate HELP Chair Murray and Ranking Member Blunt requesting funding support for the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) program in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This increase in funding would provide a critical boost to the TRCs, which have experienced a high of an 800% increase in demand for telehealth assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, yet have been level-funded since 2006. 

September 15th, 2021|

Survey shows video telehealth’s broad reach 6 months into pandemic

American Medical Association: Survey shows video telehealth’s broad reach 6 months into pandemic The AMA Physician Practice Benchmark Survey—which focuses on practice arrangements and payment methodologies of post-residency physicians found that telehealth use by physicians skyrocketed from 25 percent in 2018 to almost 80 percent in 2020. Furthermore, almost 85 percent of psychiatrists connected with the patients via video visit or telephone during the height of the pandemic.  

September 15th, 2021|
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