Inside Health Care #41: Peggy O’Kane on Telehealth Policy
July 9, 2020 · Lawrence Green
In this episode of “Inside Health Care,” Peggy O’Kane, NCQA President, and Frank Micciche, NCQA VP of Public Policy and Communications, discuss how NCQA plans to help shape telehealth policy as it becomes the dominant form of care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peggy and Frank discuss the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy—convened by NCQA, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association—which is leading the effort to develop recommendations for maximizing telehealth’s benefits while maintaining high standards for access, efficacy, quality, patient safety and program integrity. They also examine telehealth policy and the integration of remote care into the health care ecosystem.