Can’t Miss: Telehealth Taskforce Town Hall

July 27, 2020 · Matt Brock

Telehealth Stakeholders, mark your calendar now. It’s a late chance to weigh in on the future of remote care–an opportunity to influence and inform policymakers in your own words with the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy.

What: Telehealth Policy Public Comment Town Hall

Through this virtual session, telehealth stakeholders can share their views on the challenges and opportunities that have emerged with the explosion of telehealth use during the Covid-19 pandemic and identify policies that will advance its safe and effective use.

More than 300 stakeholders have already submitted written comments. The public comment site remains open for written submissions. All public input will be closely considered as the taskforce prepares recommendations to policymakers.

Who: The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy (And you.)

Convened by National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy includes a broad spectrum of health plan executives, providers, consumer advocates and health quality experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

The group is tasked with developing consensus recommendations for policymakers on how to maximize the benefits of telehealth services while maintaining high standards for care and healthcare delivery.

The Taskforce has already begun to review submitted comments in breakout groups focused on three critical policy areas:

  • Expanding Telehealth and its Effect on Total Cost of Care
  • Enhancing Patient Safety and Program Integrity in Telehealth
  • Data Flow, Care Integration and Quality MeasurementFinal recommendations will be issued in September.

When:   August 4, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Where: Online

Please register by 12PM EDT, Monday, August 3 and indicate if you would like to speak (you may also just listen in).

The Taskforce expects robust turnout which will mean limited time for speakers.  Please make your contribution succinct so as many individuals as possible will have time to share their perspectives. Speakers will be selected in the order of registration.

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