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.
Connected Care Updates – April 17
This update includes: Alliance Leads Letter to Congressional Appropriators to Support Telehealth Resource Centers April Public Meeting on the Mandated Report on Telehealth in Medicare Hearing on An Oral Health Crisis: Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration CMS Medicare Telehealth Trends and notable research and news developments
Patient Monitoring Devices Industry to Rise with Strong Demand for Remote Patient Monitoring
Grand View Research: Patient Monitoring Devices Industry to Rise with Strong Demand for Remote Patient Monitoring Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has amassed popularity as a promising technology to minimize the chances of hospitalization. Grand View Research released its Patient Monitoring Devices Industry Data Book, 2023-2030 and found that remote monitoring has become instrumental in minimizing the chances of errors with patients' inclination to share and record information.
Changes in In-Person, Audio-Only, and Video Visits in California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), 2019-2022
JAMA Network: Changes in In-Person, Audio-Only, and Video Visits in California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), 2019-2022 A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that audio-only telehealth continued to be used at higher rates than video visits in safety net clinics in California. Prior to March 2020, FQHCs rarely received reimbursement for telehealth services delivered into patients’ homes. However, pandemic-related regulatory waivers allowed many payers to reimburse FQHCs at the same rate for in-person, audio-only, and video visits. Most visits delivered by California FQHCs in 2020 were audio only. California FQHCs increased or maintained their visit volume with [...]
Alliance Leads Letter to Congressional Appropriators to Support Telehealth Resource Centers
The Alliance for Connected Care led a letter asking Congressional Appropriators to include a $14 million request for the Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC) program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in FY2024 appropriations. This increase in funding would provide a critical boost to the TRCs, which saw an 800% increase in demand for telehealth assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The TRCs need at least $14M in funding in FY24 to ensure that each TRC (regional and national) can receive at least $1M each to continue to meet this demand and ensure that telehealth questions and issues can [...]
Connected Care Updates – April 10
This update includes: Alliance Snapshot of DEA Comments Federal Telehealth Support Program Faces Collapse Without Budget Increase Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Executive Director James Mathews Shares His Thoughts on Medicare Telehealth and notable research and news developments