Telehealth Access and Sustainability

May 11, 2022

Telehealth Access and Sustainability

Expanded reimbursement for telehealth services has provided access to care that was not widely available to patients before the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid onset of social isolation and quarantine, primary care practices scrambled to implement virtual care delivery processes to meet patient needs and maintain visit volume. A year later, the availability of COVID-19 vaccines is returning in-person care to more typical levels, but telehealth tremains a viable--and sometimes preferred--option for patients. Primary care practices must now reassess their existing services and develop long-term, sustainable processes to meet patients' virtual care needs. This will require a full understanding of patient and provider preferences, and telehealth-oriented experience surveys are one way to gather feedback. This presentation takes a fresh look at how virtual services are delivered, and will provide participants with tools to assess and revise telehealth and other virtual care services in their practices. At the end of the session, participants will receive sample patient and provider telehealth experience surveys and recommendations for addressing patient concerns about completing surveys.

Target Audience

  • Community-based organizations
  • Consultants
  • Health care decision makers
  • Health care professional
  • Health plans
  • Health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient providers

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of telehealth on patient access.
  • Explain how to gauge staff and provider opinions via an experience survey.
  • Identify solutions to overcoming barriers to telehealth sustainability.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/11/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/11/2022 - 2:00pm EDT

Maia Morse, MPH, CPC
Senior Program Manager
Primary Care Development Corporation

Anuja Solanki
Senior Project Manager
Primary Care Development Corporation


In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*

This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.  

* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.

For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution.  For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

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This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 PCMH CCE


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