Other Regulations

Telehealth 

  • NAACOS endorses the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 (H.R. 7663)

  • NAACOS writes Taskforce for Telehealth Policy on the need to expand telehealth use in ACOs

  • NAACOS supports expanding telehealth coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency in two letters
  • CMS publishes telehealth factsheet
  • NAACOS has also developed a Telehealth FAQ to assist ACOs using telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • View our on-demand webinar, Using Telehealth to Combat COVID-19 
  • NAACOS and seven others urge CMS to count diagnoses obtained from audio-only telehealth services for risk adjustment purposes
  • NAACOS and 13 others write Congress to address telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • NAACOS supported the CONNECT for Health Act of 2019
  • NAACOS advocates for one-sided ACOs to have access to telehealth in revised legislation
  • NAACOS asks FCC to expand eligibility of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program
  • NAACOS was supportive of wider use of remote patient monitoring in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • NAACOS supports FCC pilot to expand telehealth to low-income consumers and joins other groups in asking for changes

Data

  • NAACOS Applauds New Medicare Requirement on Hospitalization Alerts
  • NAACOS on-demand webinar: Leveraging CMS Data - Taking Advantage Upcoming Opportunities to Help Your ACO's Work 
  • Joint letter to CMS asked the agency to finalize requirement to share ADT feeds with some changes 
  • NAACOS responds to request for information on requiring hospitals to share Admissions, Transfer and Discharge data as a Condition of Participation in Medicare
    • NAACOS supports coalition efforts to require sharing of ADT feeds
  • CMS finalizes rule around discharge planning
  • NAACOS explains how CMS’s eligibility check system can benefit ACOs and care coordination 
  • NAACOS submits comments in response to CMS’s Request for Information on Establishing a Healthcare Sector Innovation and Investment Workgroup
  • NAACOS provides detailed recommendations to CMS on how to enhance program reports and files
  • NAACOS supports coalition efforts to require sharing of ADT feeds

Health IT

  • NAACOS summary of final health IT "Information Blocking" rules 
    • NAACOS responds to the 2020–2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
  • NAACOS filed public comments to CMS and ONC responding to proposed rules on greater health information exchange