Capitol Correspondence - 08.18.20

ANCOR Signs onto CCD Principles Outlining Telehealth Disability Priorities

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As part of our coalition work with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), ANCOR signed onto principles highlighting telehealth policies of importance for people with disabilities. As written in the principles, “During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the health care system rapidly transitioned to providing many health care services through telehealth. As our nation recovers, policymakers will be determining a more permanent telehealth policy. Telehealth policies should improve health care services and access for people with disabilities and follow civil rights law.”

Topics covered:

  • Disability and language access
  • Multiple access modalities
  • Privacy protections
  • Continued coverage for in-person services
  • Delivery and receipt of services at any site
  • Equitable reimbursement
  • Electronic prescriptions
  • Promoting equity
  • Ensuring consumers can make informed decisions
  • Data collection