NAACOS has been a long-time supporter of telehealth, which creates opportunities to increase the efficiency of care and improve patient outcomes, two goals of coordinated care. Since ACOs take accountability for patients and are increasingly at financial risk for their spending and quality, ACOs should be granted more freedoms to use telehealth than providers not operating in these models. 

  • CMS publishes telehealth factsheet

  • The Institute for Accountable Care publishes white paper on ACOs’ Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • NAACOS submits a Statement for the Record on a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the future of telehealth

  • NAACOS Policy Principles for Broader Telehealth Coverage

  • 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
  • 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