Center for Connected Health Policy
The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is the federally designated national telehealth policy resource center. CCHP provides technical assistance, education and creates resources and materials related to telehealth policy and consults frequently with federal and state policymakers, health plans, providers, national organizations and others.
- National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
CCHP acts as the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center providing technical assistance on telehealth policy issues. Among the work CCHP does, it also authored and updates twice a year a 50 state compendium of telehealth laws, Medicaid policies and regulations. Staffed by nationally recognized telehealth policy experts, CCHP is frequently consulted by federal and state policymakers, health plans, national organizations and others.
- California Telehealth Policy Coalition
CCHP convenes the California Telehealth Policy Coalition, a collaboration of over 70 statewide organizations who are invested in state telehealth policy. As the convener, CCHP chairs Coalition meetings, oversees creating of materials and facilitates interactions with state and federal policymakers.
- FQHC Delivery of MAT Services Via Telehealth
CCHP has received funding from the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation to conduct research on policy changes that need to be made in order for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to utilize telehealth to address the opioid crisis. Policy obstacles FQHCs face in implementing a telehealth MAT program will be chronicled by examining a sampling of states where there are high incidents of OUD and have recently received federal funding to address the crisis.