PCC Board Welcomes New Members
Matthew Bartels, M.D., F.A.A.P., C.P.E., chief medical officer for BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina and Christian L. Soura, executive vice president of the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) have joined the PCC Board of Directors.

“Palmetto Care Connections is extremely fortunate to have the expertise of Dr. Matt Bartels and Christian Soura as new members of our board of directors as we work to assist health care providers in keeping health care local and connecting rural and underserved South Carolinians to quality services through broadband, technology and telehealth,” said Kathy Schwarting. Click here to read more.
New! 2021 Annual Report
"It is my pleasure to present this 2021 Annual Report as it represents more success that we could have ever imagined when we started PCC over a decade ago. It represents hard work, dedication, commitment, relationships, partnerships, collaborations and a deep love and passion for rural and the wonderful work we are blessed to engage in every day. Enjoy!"

-Kathy Schwarting, CEO
Palmetto Care Connections

2022 Digital Inclusion Week
PCC receives $450K Health Equity Grant to expand digital inclusion Lenovo donates 1,000 laptop computers for program
PCC has been awarded a $450,000 Health Equity Initiative grant from the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) to increase digital inclusion and expand telehealth in rural areas of South Carolina.

Through the program, at least 1,000 rural South Carolina residents will receive digital inclusion training, digital devices and 12 months of cellular internet service.

Sign the Pledge
Palmetto Care Connections is a proud sponsor of the Tri-County Cradle to Career's 2022 Digital Inclusion Week.

Click here to learn more about the Lowcountry Connect Digital Inclusion Pledge!
Spotlight Your Favorite Telehealth Physician
We Want to Hear from You
To spotlight your physician, submit the physician's name, organization and location using our online form by March 18. Your personal information will not be shared. PCC will share the physician's name and practice during National Physicians Week on social media as a telehealth provider.

Broadband Resources
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 Resources
FREE Webinar!
Join Palmetto Care Connections with Dr. Heather Evans and she discusses lessons learned while implementing a remote wound monitoring program.

Education Tools for Patients
"What Medical Conditions Can Be Treated Using Telehealth"

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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