Thank You for Your Service
Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) would like to recognize Graham Adams, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SC Office of Rural Health and Dr. Will Harms, Vice President, Medical Affairs, BlueCross and BlueShield of SC, for their years of service and dedication as PCC Board Members. Graham Adams has been a member of the Board of Directors since PCC's inception in 2010 and became Chairman in 2014. Dr. Harms joined the Board of Directors in 2015. PCC is forever grateful for their years of guidance, leadership, and commitment.
Graham Adams, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
SC Office of Rural Health
Will Harms, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
BlueCross and BlueShield of SC
Palmetto Connect
Digital Inclusion Solutions
Palmetto Connect Digital Inclusion Solutions help close the digital divide for residents in rural and underserved areas of South Carolina by increasing internet access and affordability, and connecting individuals to quality of life resources.

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Telehealth Resources
American Telemedicine Association Launches ATA Action

"ATA Action, the ATA’s affiliated trade organization, is our proactive response to the need for expanded advocacy in 2022 and the years to come. ATA Action will follow the ATA’s well-established, carefully defined Policy P­rinciples. In the short term, ATA Action is working to ensure that the temporary flexibilities that were put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency extend at least through 2023 to avoid a “telehealth cliff,” while simultaneously working to make policies permanent."
Broadband Resources for Healthcare
Providers and Patients
Deadline Approaching
PCC can help your organization save on broadband expenses. The Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program provides a 65% discount on eligible broadband connectivity expenses for eligible rural health care providers (HCPs). The filing deadline is April 30, 2022.

If you are interested in learning if your organization is eligible for broadband subsidies, click here or complete a funding request form.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to a $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment opened on December 31, 2021. Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) recipients fully enrolled as of December 31, 2021 will automatically continue to receive their current monthly benefit of $50 until March 1, 2022.  Most Emergency Broadband Benefit households will not have to take any action to continue receiving the new $30 monthly benefit after March 1, 2022.

Telehealth Education
Pause and Pivot: The changing landscape of school-based telehealth during a pandemic
In observance of School-based Health Care Awareness Month, PCC has partnered with Prisma Health to discuss their school-based telehealth program. Join us on February 23, at 11am-12pm EST.

Education Tools for Patients
Check out PCC's new Telehealth Tidbits, an educational campaign to share tidbits of information about telehealth with patients.

What are your patients asking about telehealth? Contact Davia Smith for more info.
List of Telehealth Services | CMS
Click here to view the list of telehealth services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2022.

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