Become a TAO Member Today

Membership in TAO is open to anyone interested in supporting the purpose and goals of the organization. If you are a telehealth service provider, an organization interested in providing telehealth services, a supplier of equipment, software or transport for telehealth service, a healthcare insurance provider, an association, a CCO, or someone interested in improving healthcare through telecommunications, we hope you will consider joining us.

TAO has made the decision to reassess its membership structure. So much has changed during the pandemic. Many new providers have chosen to include telehealth in their practices; a host of new vendors have emerged offering new platforms, applications, and equipment for use in telehealth; payers both public and private are reimbursing for telehealth services; and the regulations that govern telehealth have been relaxed, especially in Oregon where most of the relaxations governing Medicaid and private payers have been permanently codified in State statute.

TAO is exploring new kinds of membership that are more inclusive of the new providers and that invite more payers and vendors to the table. We are also seeking ways to create a membership that is more diverse, that better represents the variety of ethnic populations from throughout the entire state – both rural and urban.

We would invite you to provide suggestions to improve our membership using the contact form. As our Board works through this process, we invite you to use this new website and all the information included in it and enjoy our newsletters.

Benefits of Membership

There are some great benefits that go along with your TAO membership:
Strong Network

By joining TAO, you become a member of a strong network of peers throughout Oregon with opportunities to connect with each other through events such as discussion groups and membership meetings.

Information

One request to TAO can help you find what you are looking for, including sources like the American Telemedicine Association, 14 national Telehealth Resource Centers and CMS, and TAO’s own membership of individuals, health systems and clinics and Champion sponsors.

Systems

Health systems, hospitals and clinics have the option of joining TAO as an organization, allowing all employees for the entity to become members of TAO.

Central Location

A single location to find upcoming telehealth events such as webinars and conferences.

Types of TAO Members

1. Individual Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Hospitals/Health Systems

Individual Hospitals and Healthcare Systems systems pay dues based on the number of staff beds. In addition, all clinics operating under the license of the hospital or healthcare system will be included, as well as all providers and staff employed by the hospital or healthcare system. Each hospital or healthcare system will be allotted one vote for any issues to be voted on by the TAO membership.

As a provider of healthcare and/or healthcare workforce education, you are the primary reason TAO exists. TAO is here to help you establish new programs, find funding for equipment, bandwidth and training, address policy and regulatory issues that hamper your efforts to create a sustainable telehealth program, and provide education and training on telehealth and telemedicine issues and practices.

Category Number of Staffed Beds Dues Amount
Level 1 less than 25 beds $260
Level 2 26-49 beds $390
Level 3 50-200 beds $520
Level 4 201-400 beds $650
Level 5 401-499 beds $975
Level 6 500-749 $1300
Level 7 750-999 beds $1600
Level 8 $1000+ beds $1900
2. Clinics

Free Standing Clinics

Clinics not associated with a hospital or healthcare system, pay membership dues based on the number of employed provider FTE. Providers are defined as MD’s, DO’s, PhD’s, NP’s, PA’s and others involved in direct patient care. Applicants will self-report the number of FTE’s to determine the dues amount. Each clinic will be allotted one vote for any issues to be voted on by the TAO membership.

Like hospitals and health system, as a provider of healthcare and/or healthcare workforce education, you are the primary reason TAO exists. TAO is here to help you establish new programs, find funding for equipment, bandwidth and training, address policy and regulatory issues that hamper your efforts to create a sustainable telehealth program, and provide education and training on telehealth and telemedicine issues and practices.

Category Number of FTE Providers Dues Amount
Level 1 1-10 FTE providers $260
Level 2 11-25 FTE providers $390
Level 3 26-100 FTE previders $520
Level 4 26 $650
3. Associations

Associations

Associations pay a flat dues rate of $650 regardless of size. Membership is extended to the staff and board of directors of that association. The category Each Association will be allotted one vote for any issues to be voted on by the TAO membership.

In order for TAO to achieve its goal of becoming the premier telehealth resource center for Oregon, we need to build strong collaborative relationships with other healthcare and healthcare workforce associations in Oregon. Our voice is only as strong as our relationships and our reach is expanded when associations help us deliver our messages.

In order to be effective in increasing access to patient care and reducing the costs of that care telemedicine must be fully integrated into our healthcare system.

4. Payors

Payors

Payors include Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), Medicare Advantage Plans, and private payors.

Category Number of Oregon Enrollees Dues Amount
Large CCOs (90000+ enrollees) $1000
Medium CCOs (40000-89999 enrollees) $750
Small CCOs less than 40000 enrollees $500
Medicare Advantage Plans n/a $1000
Private Payors n/a $1000
5. Individuals and Students

Individuals

Individuals and Students are charged $130 for an individual membership and $25 for a student membership. Each individual and student member will be allotted on vote for any issues to be voted on by the TAO membership.

As an individual who is involved with or is interested in the provision of healthcare and/or healthcare workforce education using telecommunications technology, TAO is here to help you establish connections with others in the field of telehealth, provide opportunities for networking and to discover what is happening in Oregon. TAO will keep you informed of the latest in applications, policy and regulation both at the state and federal levels and as well as offer you great educational and training opportunities.

Become a Member of TAO Today!

If you would like to become a TAO member, complete and submit the appropriate Membership Enrollment form using the PayPal option: 

Hospitals, health systems and clinics complete (new hyperlink)

Associations, payors and individuals, complete (new hyperlink)

OR

Print the appropriate form and mail it with your check or money order to:

Jo Bell, Finance Manager
Telehealth Alliance of Oregon
P.O. Box 1195
Mill City, Oregon 97360