Save the date!
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy (TTP) releases its final report in a webinar Tuesday, September 15 at 2pm ET.
Telehealth Policy: The Background
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the fluidity and capability of telehealth to the forefront of healthcare to meet the urgent need to ensure access while safely social distancing. Policymakers relaxed previous telehealth policy restrictions to accommodate this need.
Early evidence on uptake, costs and patient experience during COVID shows telehealth has exceeded expectations, and many hope to retain its benefits once the pandemic ends.
The TTP, convened by the Alliance for Connected Care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Telemedicine Association, came together to assess this experience and build consensus on telehealth policy going forward.
With 23 leading healthcare stakeholders representing consumers, physicians, hospitals and health systems, insurers, telehealth platforms, quality measurement experts, and federal government liaisons, the TTP has deliberated throughout the summer.
Its final report outlines findings on concerns that had led to the previous telehealth policy restrictions, including patient safety, program Integrity (fraud, waste and abuse), costs, and quality, as well as overarching telehealth issues.
The report also makes recommendations on which telehealth policy changes to keep, alter or discard.
So, Save the date for the webinar! Tuesday, September 15 at 2pm ET.
Look for further details right here at blog.ncqa.org.
Matt Brock is the Director of Communications at NCQA. After more than two decades working in broadcast journalism, Matt now leads NCQA’s efforts to develop unique content that engages and informs consumers as well as providers, plans and policymakers via this blog, our website, NCQA.org and numerous social media platforms. Matt’s goal is to educate consumers and to direct them to the best resources when considering quality in their health care decisions.