• Telehealth Tuesday

    An effort demonstrating the valuable role that telehealth has played during the pandemic, and the role that it can continue to play if current flexibilities are extended beyond the public health emergency.

  • Comment Letters

    View all statements, comment letters and issue briefs submitted by The Partnership to Advance Virtual Care.

  • View letters and updates from Members of Congress regarding telehealth.

  • Legislation Tracker

    A monthly update of relevant telehealth legislation introduced and pending in the House and Senate.

  • Partnership to Advance Virtual Care Welcomes Rachel Stauffer as Executive Director

    The Partnership to Advance Virtual Care (PAVC), an advocacy coalition committed to advancing telehealth policy, announces that Rachel Stauffer has returned to the organization as executive director.

  • PAVC Joins 20 Other Telehealth Advocacy Organizations Supporting Access to Tele-Mental Health Services

    June 15, 2021 – The Partnership to Advance Virtual Care (the “Partnership”) joined 20 other organizations in support of legislation to eliminate in-person requirements for mental health services furnished via telehealth. “Over the pandemic, we’ve seen an increased need for telehealth services whether it’s for substance use disorders, physical ailments or mental health issues. Medicare […]

  • Telehealth 101

    Helpful information regarding telehealth and virtual care.

  • PAVC Joining Coalition Supporting Broadband Expansion

    May 24, 2021 – The Partnership to Advance Virtual Care (the “Partnership”) has joined more than 40 leading civil rights organizations, consumer groups, and private sector leaders in the formation of a new coalition to ensure that all Americans, no matter where they live or how much money they make, are connected to the internet. […]

  • Telehealth Reducing Patient Costs for Postoperative Follow-up Visits

    May 26, 2021 – Pre-pandemic telehealth was already transforming care delivery in the U.S. Our PAVC Partner, the Mayo Clinic, conducted a health economic analysis of telemedicine visits for postoperative video follow-ups. The primary purpose of the study was to estimate potential cost savings to patients with video telemedicine follow-up visits in the home compared […]

  • Doctor On Demand Shares Studies Demonstrating Improvements in Chronic Disease Management and Depression Using Virtual Care

    December 11, 2020 – Doctor On Demand, a PAVC Partner, released two case studies demonstrating how virtual care can provide vital support for patients suffering from depression and provide needed management services for those with chronic diseases. Doctor On Demand shows a significant reduction in symptoms of depression with virtual mental health care Doctor On […]

  • PAVC Guiding Principles

    The Partnership’s Guiding Principles The Partnership believes virtual care is a critical component of expanding and supporting the continuum of care for patients. Virtual care has the ability to put the patient at the center by increasing access to an integrated, total care approach. The Partnership believes: In empowering patient choice to determine the preferred […]

  • Join PAVC Partner, 98point6, in a Virtual Event Discussing the Expansion of Telehealth

    November 11, 2020 – PAVC partner, 98point6, held a webinar to explain how making telehealth an excepted benefit under federal health benefits would expand to enable millions of Americans to access this critical form of care. Panelists Included: Brad Younggren, Chief Medical Officer, 98point6 Tori Lallemont, General Counsel, 98point6 Melanie Curtice, Associate General Counsel, 98point6

  • Listen to the Webinar

    October 30, 2020 – Listen to the recording of the PAVC Telehealth: Perspectives on the Patient Experience During COVID-19 and Beyond, held on October 29, 2020. Speakers: InSight + Regroup, Geoffrey Boyce, Chief Executive Officer Doctor on Demand, Latoya S. Thomas, Director Policy & Government Affairs 98point6,  Brad Younggren, Chief Medical Officer Moderator: Rachel Stauffer, McDermottPlus Consulting

  • Listen to the Webinar

    October 28, 2020 – Listen to the recording of the PAVC Provider Panel: Lessons Learned from Deploying Telehealth Strategies in COVID-19, held on October 27, 2020. Speakers: Sentara Healthcare, Daniel J. Dickinson, MD, MPH, VP, Medical Director, Complex Care Solutions University Hospitals, Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Ascension, Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP, Senior Vice […]

  • PAVC Partner, Ascension, Releases Telehealth White Paper

    October 19, 2020 – Ascension published their virtual care white paper outlining key barriers to telehealth expansion and detailing recommendations to Congress, the Administration, and states on how best to ensure patients and providers can continue to leverage telehealth technologies after the pandemic. Recommendations in the white paper include: Removing geographic and originating site restrictions, […]

  • Join the Partnership on Two Webinars to Discuss Patient and Provider Experiences with Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    October 19, 2020 – You’ve experienced the telehealth surge firsthand at the height of the public health emergency. Now hear from leading providers on how they deployed telehealth solutions and supported patients during COVID-19, and how the healthcare industry can work together to maintain the positive momentum we’ve witnessed with telehealth implementation. Join the Partnership […]