Telehealth

Sep 10, 2018
The AHA today voiced support for a Federal Communications Commission proposal to create a $100 million pilot program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, calling the Connected Care Pilot Program “a critical next step towards delivering affordable telehealth services to those…
Sep 19, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services this week awarded more than $1 billion in grants to help combat the opioid crisis. They include more than $930 million in state opioid response grants to expand access to treatment and recovery support services, including medication-assisted treatment.…
Sep 10, 2018
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a tireless advocate working to ensure that the unique needs of our 2,000 plus rural hospital members are a national priority. This issue of the Small or Rural Update reviews the AHA rural advocacy agenda, federal rule making, national policy priorities and tools and resources for rural hospitals.
Rural Advocacy Senate Hearing Examines Rural Health Care: The Senate Finance Committee May 24 held a hearing on "Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities." In a statement submitted for the record, AHA recommended legislative and regulatory actions to maintain access to health…
Sep 10, 2018
The AHA voiced support for a Federal Communications Commission proposal to create a $100 million pilot program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, calling the Connected Care Pilot Program “a critical next step towards delivering affordable telehealth services to those Americans who need it the most.”
Sep 7, 2018
The AHA appreciates the steps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking to streamline the Quality Payment Program and reduce burden for clinicians, but “is very concerned about the collapse of payment rates for evaluation and management visit codes,” which could cut payments to…
Sep 7, 2018
Download the comment letter (PDF) RE: CMS-1693-P, Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program On…
Aug 21, 2018
Mount Sinai Queens in New York City is learning how to better care for stroke victims via a remote expert; Bryan Health in Lincoln, Neb. is putting part of its emergency department online; and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. is bringing behavioral health care to children in…
Aug 16, 2018
Testifying at a Senate hearing today on Federal Communications Commission policies and oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted the agency’s recent actions to expand access to broadband and telehealth. These include increasing the annual funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program, as…
Aug 6, 2018
On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AHA’s Regulatory Advisory offers a detailed summary of the proposed rule.
Aug 2, 2018
(Pictured, above: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai) The Federal Communications Commission today agreed to seek comments for 30 days on creating a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans. If established,…