January 2019-In This Issue
In the News
Medicaid: What to Watch in 2019 from the Administration, Congress, and the States
-Kaiser Foundation

" Medicaid, the provider of health insurance coverage for about one in five Americans and the largest payer for long-term care services in the community and nursing homes, continues to be a key part of health policy debates at the federal and state level. "

AMIA Supports NIST Efforts to Secure Telehealth RPM Ecosystem
- Healthcare Informatics

"Back in November, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, issued a draft paper outlining a project it plans to undertake to provide a reference architecture addressing the security and privacy risks for healthcare delivery organizations leveraging telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring."

Telemedicine Licensure Compact is Now Live in Half of the Country
-mHealthIntelligence

"Healthcare providers in half of the United States now have the opportunity to practice telehealth in multiple states."

Telehealth Education
Annual Telehealth Summit
Join Palmetto Care Connections and many 
healthcare leaders across the state and region at the 
7th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina on  April 2-4, 2019, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC. 


Early-Bird Special $199 Ends Jan.31!
Regular Rate $249 (Feb.1-March 15)
Student Rate $75

FULL AGENDA COMING SOON! 
Submission Deadline:  January 15, 2019

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

FREE Webinars

HIGHLIGHTS OF TELEHEALTH EDUCATION IN SC
Presenters: 
Jennifer Bailey, MEd, South Carolina AHEC
Katherine Chike-Harris, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NE, Medical University of South Carolina
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:00AM-12:00PM EST
Register Now

Palmetto Care Connections has partnered with South Carolina AHEC to host Webinar Wednesdays. For registration assistance, contact Julie Antley with South Carolina AHEC at antleyj@musc.edu. 
New! Telehealth Policy
 
-Source: Center for Connected Health Policy
 
-Source: Center for Connected Health Policy
Telehealth Certifications
Get Certified Today!

Certifications Available:




Use PCC17 to receive a discount when entering the course.
Telehealth Tools
Telehealth Billing and Reimbursement
Check out the new 
for South Carolina on SCTA's website!

Medicare Telehealth Eligibility Analyzer

This tool can be used to determine if an address is eligible for Medicare telehealth originating site* payment.

Upcoming Events


A special thank you to our partners for working with us to improve the health of South Carolina through telehealth. 


Any new announcements, updates, expansions, or changes? Email Davia Smith at davias@palmettocareconnections.org today.

Thank You!