CCHP monitors both state and federal legislation, identifies barriers to telehealth use, and provides policy technical assistance to the regional telehealth resource centers and state and federal policymakers. As the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (NTRCP), CCHP provides policy technical assistance, legislative tracking, and policy analyses to twelve regional telehealth policy resource centers (TRCs) nationwide.

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Mei Wa Kwong, J.D.
Executive Director

Mei Wa Kwong joined CCHP in March 2010, where she works on public policy issues as they impact telehealth on the state and federal level.  She is also the project director for the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center.

For CCHP, Ms. Kwong manages projects, provides policy technical assistance to state and federal lawmakers, industry members, providers, consumers and others, oversees the CCHP policy staff and works closely with CCHP’s partners and consultants.  She has authored several articles published in peer review journals and has presented at national conferences.

Prior to joining CCHP, Ms. Kwong was a public policy analyst for Children’s Home Society of California, working on child care and early education issues on the state and federal levels. She also worked extensively with the Child Development Policy Institute, a statewide public policy organization, and was recognized by them in 2004 for her work in the early care and education field.  She was also at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts in Washington, DC working on federal tax issues, and administered the association’s political action committee. Ms. Kwong holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University, and a JD from George Washington University Law School.

CMS Releases First Performance Year Evaluation of Next Generation ACO Model

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On August 27th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released results from an evaluation of the first performance year of the Next Generation ACO model. CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, discussed the evaluation in a webinar on the day of release, announcing “promising results” that support the agency’s recent position regarding two-sided risk models that was part of a proposed rule, released earlier this month, to redesign participation options under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The results of the evaluation, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, show net savings of approximately $62.12 million to Medicare, corresponding with a $11.20 decrease in per patient per month spending.
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Recent PCORI Funding Focuses on Telehealth Interventions Research

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Recently, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced $85 million in funding for 16 projects “compar[ing] two or more approaches to improving care and outcomes for a range of conditions and problems that impose high burdens on patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.” Three of these projects include research on the use of telehealth in the delivery of health interventions among populations experiencing major depressive disorder (MDD), type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
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Proving the Benefit of Connected Health Systems October 24-25, 2018 – San Diego, California SEARCH2018 invites connected health researchers, academicians, and innovators to join in structured and open discussions of telemedicine…

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