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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

KeyCare: Almost 70 Percent of Medicare Patients Comfortable Conducting Annual Wellness Visits by Telehealth

KeyCare: Almost 70 Percent of Medicare Patients Comfortable Conducting Annual Wellness Visits by Telehealth Among Medicare enrollees who previously have had a telehealth visit, 69 percent report that they would be comfortable doing annual wellness visits (AWVs) via telehealth from home. The survey found that the most-often cited benefits of telehealth annual wellness visits include: convenience in terms of transportation and time (39.25 percent), elimination of the need to sit in an office with sick people (30.75 percent), lower expenses (23.25 percent), and the ability to schedule a visit sooner (20 percent).

March 11th, 2024|Tags: , |

Alliance Joins Statement to DEA on Geographic Red Flag in Telemedicine

The Alliance for Connected Care joined over 45 organizations in a statement to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), requesting explicit guidance to the pharmacy community that the geography of a prescriber in relation to the patient or the pharmacy should not be a "red flag" when a prescription is a result of a telehealth visit. Read the letter here or below:

March 6th, 2024|

Cureus: The Impact of Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) on Health Care Delivery: A Comprehensive Evaluation

Cureus: The Impact of Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) on Health Care Delivery: A Comprehensive Evaluation This study aimed to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of these technologies on healthcare delivery, focusing on patient outcomes, economic parameters, and overall satisfaction. The study found savings in health care costs, improved accessibility to health care services, and a decrease in the frequency of health care utilization. As technology continues to advance and healthcare systems evolve, the integration of telemedicine is poised to play an increasingly vital role in shaping the future of health care delivery. [...]

March 4th, 2024|Tags: , |

Health Affairs: Medicare’s Mental Health Problem

Health Affairs: Medicare’s Mental Health Problem There is a growing mental health crisis among older adults: 20–30 percent of older adults older than the age of 65 report symptoms of anxiety or depression, and older adults exhibit the highest rate of suicidal ideation of any age group. However, only a fraction of affected Medicare beneficiaries receive treatment. The authors recommend encouraging provider participation in Medicare, policy makers should also consider broader policies to facilitate access. This includes telehealth and cross-state licensing. As highlighted in a recent proposal by the Senate Finance Committee, facilitating greater telehealth access may help mitigate [...]

March 4th, 2024|Tags: , |

Drug and Alcohol Dependence: Are Relaxed Telehealth and Take-Home Medication Regulations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder Cost-Effective?

Drug and Alcohol Dependence: Are Relaxed Telehealth and Take-Home Medication Regulations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder Cost-Effective? A multidisciplinary team of Stanford researchers has found that relaxed guidelines for opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic were likely not only effective, but cost-effective as well. The authors used a model-based analysis to simulate a cohort of 100,000 individuals receiving medications for opioid use disorder both in the presence and in absence of the proposed regulatory relaxations. The authors note that multiple studies have shown that telemedicine has the same or better chances in retaining OUD patients compared to in-person [...]

March 1st, 2024|Tags: , |

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