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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

2021 Telehealth Summit for Health Systems

Thanks to those who were able to join the Alliance for Connected Care for the virtual Telehealth Summit for Health Systems on April 22-23, 2021.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cjv-3HFavw&t=3s The Alliance for Connected Care held its virtual Telehealth Summit for Health Systems on April 22-23, 2021. Attendees heard from federal policymakers from the White House and Congress on policy issues related to telehealth and virtual care, and participated in Breakout Sessions led by health system executives around the following topics: consumer engagement in virtual care, post-pandemic licensure portability, hardwiring virtual care transformation, and improving access across the digital and social divide. [...]

March 12th, 2021|

Alliance Written Testimony – New York FY2022 Executive Budget

The Alliance submitted written testimony for the New York State FY2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health, which took place on February 25, 2021. The Alliance applauds the telehealth-related proposals included in the Governor’s Executive Budget for the State Fiscal Year 2022, and was particularly thrilled to see specific provisions around the creation of an interstate licensure program to authorize out-of-state practitioners licensed in contiguous states or states in the Northeast region to provide telehealth services to patients in New York. “While we support and appreciate efforts by the State to acknowledge the importance of interstate licensure capabilities and to [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Alliance Letter of Support for Alaska SB 67

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to David Wilson, Chair of the Alaska Senate Health and Social Services Committee, for Senate Bill 67. The bill would allow Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses from 34 states to practice in Alaska as part of a Multistate Nurse Licensure Compact. These registered and practical nurses would not be subject to the burdensome licensing process. The bill would also allow nurses in Alaska to practice in those 34 participating states. Opening up Alaska to licensed nurses will help provide needed access to care across the state. Read the full letter here and below: [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Alliance Statement for the Record to House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on Telehealth

ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED CARE STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD “The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care” The Alliance submitted a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health on the "“The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care.” The Alliance provided 1) overarching comments about telehealth research and evidence, 2) recommendations for telehealth expansions that Congress should consider and 3) recommendations for telehealth “guardrail” provisions that Congress could consider. Top Telehealth Priorities These priorities were also outlined in the July 2020 group letter to Congress with 340 [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Alliance Written Testimony in Maryland

The Alliance submitted written testimony offering the Medical Excellence Zone as an alternative to Maryland House Bill 732. "We request that the Committee consider an alternative called the Medical Excellence Zone. The Medical Excellence Zone is an area defined by multiple state borders where medical practitioners may practice across state lines. Practitioners may not establish physical practices in states where they are not licensed but as long as they are licensed and in good standing with one state in the Zone, they may practice across state lines." Key provisions and additional details on the MEZ can be viewed here. Read [...]

February 16th, 2021|
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