The Alliance for Connected Care is proud to be partnering with NCQA and the American Telemedicine Association to launch the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to develop recommendations to Congress on permanent telehealth policy. View the press release.
The group – representing a broad spectrum of plans, providers, consumer advocates and health quality experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors – will develop consensus recommendations for policymakers on how to maximize the benefits of telehealth services while maintaining high standards for patient safety and program integrity.
To expedite and focus the Taskforce’s work, there will be three subgroups focused on cost, program integrity and quality. Other priorities to be addressed include the integration of remote care into the healthcare ecosystem and ensuring the quality, accessibility, and efficacy of telehealth.
A full list of Taskforce on Telehealth Members is available here.
Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Begins Critical Conversations
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy held its first meeting on Monday, June 29 and will deliberate through the summer. The Taskforce is set to produce remote healthcare recommendations for policymakers by early September.
View the July 14 update press release.
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy is seeking input from the public as it develops policy recommendations to advance quality and patient experience while establishing a stable, long-term environment that fosters the growth and integration of remote services within the healthcare system. More than 300 stakeholders have already submitted comments. The public comment site remains open for written submissions. You can submit comments here: https://bit.ly/309I1xl
Questions for public comment can be viewed here and below.
Taskforce on Telehealth Public Policy Comment Town Hall
Taskforce conveners will host a live town hall on August 4 at 1pm ET as an additional vehicle for receiving input. Register here: bit.ly/3jRpQ7y