COVID-19: Legislative and Regulatory Impact and Opportunity

Recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the CARES Act, Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act are designed to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the nation’s health, economy and workforce.


COVID-19 FCC Telehealth Program FAQ

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching a $200 million telehealth funding program to support healthcare providers responding to COVID-19. 

Funding will help healthcare providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, information services and devices necessary for providing telehealth services. Congress appropriated funds for the program in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Download our FCC Telehealth Funding FAQ below for answers to some frequently asked questions and other topics regarding the FCC Telehealth Program.


Virtual Care Policy Changes

Each day, we are learning new information about how COVID-19 impacts virtual care. 

Telehealth policy changes have been rapidly developing and changing on a daily basis.  The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has developed a telehealth fact sheet for telehealth policy on the federal and state level.  For the latest on virtual care policy changes and how they may impact your organization, please also visit the CMS Medicare Telemedicine page.

Speak with our FCC funding specialist team

Healthcare providers have tremendous potential to optimize virtual care in the wake of COVID-19

The rapidly evolving and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 are requiring us to think differently as we shape approaches to everything from workforce management to care delivery models. Social distancing, virtual working, self-isolation, and the other CDC recommendations will impact your organization and care delivery, as well as the mental well-being of your clients and staff.

Learn more about our virtual care solutions below.

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Take a deeper look at our Telehealth solution and see how it removes barriers to care. The solution is fully integrated with the Netsmart EHR and is available as a standalone solution.
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The digital self-care tool myStrength supports emotional and physical health, overall well-being, and is integrated with the Netsmart EHR.
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myHealthPointe Portal

myHealthPointe™ Portal supports consumer-driven care by connecting individuals to their treatment through a user-friendly, secure solution. 

Check out some important resources


Interactive Assets

COVID-19 Adapting to Virtual Care Delivery – Webinar addressing how organizations can augment their care delivery models through virtual care to stay connected with the individuals they serve.

The definitive guide to leveraging telehealth – An interactive guide from OPEN MINDS and Netsmart taking a deep dive in to telehealth reimbursement standards, strategic advantages and best practices of adopting virtual care in your own organization.

Telehealth Advantage for Counties – An informative panel highlighting real-world examples of counties that have adopted telehealth or partnered with organizations that use telehealth to address county needs.

Telehealth by the Numbers – Infographic highlighting what’s happening in telehealth growth and adoption amongst providers and consumers.

Adapting to Virtual Care Delivery and Technology

Papers and Blogs

Creating a virtual healthcare community – Joint case study with American Well featuring a compelling use case with AltaPointe.

Choosing your technology partner – A checklist to help you compare telehealth vendors.

Blog: Virtual Care: A New Frontier for Post-Acute Providers 

Blog: Virtual Behavioral Health & Addiction Treatment

Blog: Evaluating Your Virtual Care Strategy

Success Stories

Telehealth Success Snapshots – Collection of Netsmart client use cases and benefits.

Mental Health Center of Denver Consumer Engagement Success Story – See how MHCD is empowering individuals to participate in their care with virtual care.

myStrength Missouri Coalition Success Story – How Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare builds strong mental health and reduces claims.