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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

Initiating Opioid Use Disorder Medication via Telemedicine During COVID-19: Implications for Proposed Reforms to the Ryan Haight Act

NIH National Library of Medicine: Initiating Opioid Use Disorder Medication via Telemedicine During COVID-19: Implications for Proposed Reforms to the Ryan Haight Act The Ryan Haight Act generally requires a clinician to conduct an in-person visit before prescribing an opioid use disorder (OUD) medication. During the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 16, 2020, the requirement was temporarily waived. A national survey of clinician’s comfort level with using video for new patient visits with OUD in fall 2020 found approximately 25% used telemedicine for most initiations while 40% used only in-person visits. The majority (55.8%) expressed at least some discomfort with using [...]

October 28th, 2021|

Telemedicine Catches On: Changes in the Utilization of Telemedicine Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

American Journal of Managed Care: Telemedicine Catches On: Changes in the Utilization of Telemedicine Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic A retrospective study of health insurance claims for telemedicine visits pre-pandemic to post-pandemic determined telemedicine increased rapidly, and a greater proportion of telemedicine users were older, had Medicare Advantage insurance plans, had existing chronic conditions, or resided in predominantly non-Hispanic Black or African American Census tracts comparatively. In addition, a significant increase in telemedicine claims containing a mental health–related diagnosis was observed.

October 27th, 2021|

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Telehealth and Clinical Trials

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): Survivor Views: Telehealth and Clinical Trials A new survey shows cancer patients and recent survivors have had a positive experience using telehealth in the wake of the pandemic and are willing to use or adapt to using telehealth services in the future. According to the new Survivor Views survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), an overwhelming 94% of patients said their issues and questions were addressed well through their telehealth visit with two-thirds saying their issues were very well addressed. Most respondents reported having had a phone visit with a telehealth [...]

October 27th, 2021|

States Respond to COVID-19 Challenges but Also Take Advantage of New Opportunities to Address Long-Standing Issues

Kaiser Family Foundation: States Respond to COVID-19 Challenges but Also Take Advantage of New Opportunities to Address Long-Standing Issues: Results from a 50-state Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022 This report highlights certain policies in place in state Medicaid programs in state FY 2021 and policy changes implemented or planned for FY 2022. The report also highlights state experiences with policies adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, an overwhelming majority of states noted the benefits of telehealth in maintaining or expanding access to care during the pandemic, particularly for behavioral health services. Nearly all [...]

October 27th, 2021|
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