NRTRC Annual Conference 2021 Virtual Meeting:

The NRTRC is bringing cutting edge telehealth leaders together at our annual conference, Telehealth’s Big Bang: From Challenge to Opportunity, being held virtually, April 21-22. 

This year the NRTRC is bringing you a technology showcase, hosted by The Telehealth Technology Assessment Center, (TTAC). There will be insightful key note speakers, engaging panel presentations and individual state and tribal breakout rooms to network with your peer and colleagues. 

Click here to register.
NRTRC Virtual Office Hours:
Office hours for the month of April have been canceled. Please see the events section for educational opportunities in the month of April, and stay tuned for Office Hours registration link in May.
Telehealth News:
  • 2021BillingGuide: Updated billing guide is primarily on fee-for-service Medicare and provides an example from on state Medicaid program in California. The guide touches on Medicare rules for originating and distant site, PHE exceptions, and application of the appropriate Place of Service (POS) code, modifiers and revenue codes. Find it here along with other updated 2021 billing guide updates.

Telehealth Resources:

Grant Funding Opportunities:

  • Too many grant opportunities to mention. Visit the NRTRC website for current grant funding opportunities.
Success Stories:

In August of 2020, the NRTRC collaborated with the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative and the University of Washington, Harborview Behavioral Health Institute along with NRTRC stakeholder subject matter experts to create quality telehealth education offerings. 

These offerings include the Washington State education that is mandated for all licensed healthcare professionals, with the exception of MD’s and DO’s, delivering care in the state of Washington. 

The NRTRC is creating new partnerships to develop telehealth training for providers treating veterans and working with the University of Utah and the Rural and Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program. The groups plans to disseminate telehealth training which will focus on curriculum for medical and nursing students. Since January 2021 over 24,000 participants have enrolled in the telehealth online training offerings. Please visit our professional development page on the NRTRC website and check back for updated courses. 
Have a Telehealth Policy Question? 

At the Center for Connected Health Policy, we pride ourselves on delivering timely telehealth policy resources and keeping you regularly informed about telehealth related laws, regulations and Medicaid programs.

We know that it is a complicated subject and understand that from time to time more specific questions about policies related to your specific situation may come up. CCHP is here for you! We are happy to answer any telehealth policy related questions that arise. Just submit your question via our easy to use contact us form, or send an email to
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
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