Taskforce on Telehealth Policy Hosts August 4th Town Hall

Clinicians, Patients, Caregivers, Health Plans, IT Professionals, and Policy Experts Invited to Contribute

Telehealth Policy Public Comment Town Hall
August 4, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM ET
Register to view or listen here.

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.

The town hall presents an opportunity for journalists to hear from, and report on, industry leaders, policy experts, and front-line Covid-19 caregivers as they discuss telehealth’s expanded use during the pandemic and its role in delivering high-quality healthcare and expanding access to services.

Hosted by the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy
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 Measurement

Final recommendations will be issued in September.