Taskforce on Telehealth Policy
Amidst an unprecedented increase in the use of remote medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-two leading health care voices came together to establish the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy (TTP).
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy is an effort between the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Alliance for Connected Care, and the American Telemedicine Association, uniting 22 industry experts representing clinicians, health systems, telehealth platforms, state and federal health agencies, insurers and consumer advocates – including leadership from CMS, HHS, Kaiser, Humana, AARP, among other leading stakeholders.
Together, this distinguished team developed consensus recommendations for policy makers to drive quality and safety standards for digital health care delivery, nationwide.
This need for a comprehensive review of telehealth policy is underscored by recent data, with every element of health care experiencing major increases in telehealth and remote patient care, heavily due to COVID-19 related challenges. Many patients and providers have experienced the capabilities of telehealth for the first time and are interested in continuing to use it, and many public and private payers, including CMS, have substantially relaxed telehealth restrictions during the pandemic to support access to care for their patients.
This Taskforce is committed to making sure that despite the challenges, quality of care and safety remains at the forefront of all digital health care delivery. The final Taskforce report was issued in mid-September and is available here, as is a recording of the webinar, and the PowerPoint slides.
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