February 2023 Edition
Palmetto Care Connections News
Redefining Healthcare Award
The Healthcare Leadership Council presented PCC with the Redefining American Healthcare Award on February 15. The purpose of the award is to draw attention to existing initiatives that effectively address and improve health inequities.
SCDHHS Awards PCC $500,000 Grant
PCC was awarded $500,000 by SC Department of Health and Human Services to provide digital literacy training to 2,000 Medicaid Eligible Participants.

Since 2021, PCC has provided laptop and tablet training to 1031 South Carolinians to expand digital inclusion. Click here to learn more.
Telehealth Update
Nurse Brown Wins Telehealth Challenge
In observance of School-based Health Awareness Month, PCC would like to recognize Nurse Savannah Brown for winning the Telehealth Challenge.

Click here to read more.
Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities
In certain circumstances, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) using section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) can temporarily modify or waive certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or HIPAA requirements, called 1135 waivers. There are different kinds of 1135 waivers, including Medicare blanket waivers. When there's an emergency, sections 1135 or 1812(f) of the SSA allow us to issue blanket waivers to help beneficiaries access care. When a blanket waiver is issued, providers don't have to apply for an individual 1135 waiver. When there's an emergency, we can also offer health care providers other flexibilities to make sure Americans continue to have access to the health care they need

ATA 2023
The American Telemedicine Association is hosting ATA 2023 on March 4-6, 2023. Click here to learn more about this event.
MATRC Summit 2023
The MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center is hosting the MATRC Summit 2023 on March 15-17, 2023. Click here to learn more about the MATRC Summit.
In the News
Internet Infrastructure Is
Key To Success
of Telehealth
Comcast, AT&T bag big wins as S. Carolina awards $133M for broadband
Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap