The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Alliance for Connected Care, and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) have assembled the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy to work together to advocate for the healthcare industries continued use of technology in patient care. Read more below!
Overall, the Taskforce focuses on three main areas: expanding telehealth and its effect on the total cost of care, enhancing patient safety and program integrity in remote care services, and data flow, care integration, and quality measurement.
The Taskforce released a proposal on September 15th addressing the retention of telehealth throughout the industry. This proposal sited several areas within the healthcare industry that have seen positive influences on patient care, including skilled nursing facilities and rural areas with geographic restrictions.
The full report is available here, along with a webinar recording covering their findings and suggestions.
Click here to read more from the NCQA