COVID-19: Telehealth and Virtual Care

May 12, 2023
Telehealth Access for America, an AHA-supported campaign to protect patient access to critical telehealth services, urged Congress to make permanent certain Medicare telehealth flexibilities granted during the COVID-19 public health emergency and extended through 2024 by the Consolidated…
May 3, 2023
After reviewing a record 38,000 comments on proposed rules limiting telehealth prescriptions for buprenorphine and other controlled substances after the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Health and Human Services “have decided to extend the…
Apr 11, 2023
HIPAA enforcement discretion implemented for the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire with the end of the PHE on May 11, but covered health care providers will have until Aug. 9 to comply with the HIPAA rules with respect to telehealth, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office…
Jan 6, 2023
The Department of Health and Human Services will launch this month a COVID-19 Home Test to Treat telehealth pilot program in Berks County, Pa. Program organizers will work this year with public health departments to expand the program to 100,000 people in vulnerable communities.
Oct 4, 2022
Many people during the pandemic lost trust and felt increasingly disconnected from other individuals, the media and the federal government. At the same time, there’s been an upswing in connections with employers, businesses and brands. This shift creates an opportunity for hospitals and health…
Jul 20, 2022
AHA supports allowing Medicare beneficiaries who seek treatment for mental health disorders to receive their care through audio-only services. AHA also supports removing the requirement for Medicare patients to receive an in-person visit prior to receiving mental health services through telehealth.
Jul 19, 2022
Using a mobile-first approach to improve patient-provider communication. The digital front door is a shift toward a new and dynamic way of managing the patient experience.
Jun 22, 2022
In this Members in Action podcast, Julia Resnick, director of strategic initiatives at the AHA, and Thomas Harris, Jr., Executive Vice President of Operations at Gillette Children’s in Saint Paul, Minnesota, discuss how Gillette Children’s virtual rehab program has enabled them to better serve…
Apr 5, 2022
It is no accident that so many hospitals and health systems performed at their best under the worst pandemic conditions. Lessons learned years earlier enabled organizations to excel under the stress of the pandemic.
Mar 17, 2022
Telehealth was critical for providing services to Medicare beneficiaries during the first year of the pandemic, concludes a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.