November 2018
In the News
Telehealth-Related Updates Included in 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
- The National Law Review

"On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued final rules for updating the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to implement recent telehealth-related legislative reforms."

The Carolinas Fail Annual Prenatal Health Report

"One of the ways that we're working to overcome that challenge is through Telehealth services. Through tele-medicine, we're able to see patients remotely and while prenatal services are not something that we can do remotely, we can offer some primary care services that way in order to help improve maternal health," said Tiffany Joyner, the chief of operations officer at Careteam+."

FCC Faces New Pressure to Expand Broadband for Rural Telehealth
-mHealth Intelligence

"Rural broadband advocates are looking to put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband services through TV white space technology, which could be used to expand telehealth and telemedicine services to remote parts of the country."

California Telehealth Network Awarded Grant to Fight Rural Opioid Epidemic
-PR Newswire

" The front lines of the opioid crisis in rural America got another infusion of support. The California Telehealth Network (CTN), under the OCHIN Family of Companies, received federal funds to launch the Opioid and Chronic Pain Telemedicine Project  across seven rural counties in  Northern California . This program aims to harness the power of technology in the national battle against opioid misuse."

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. 
Call for Presentations
We are now accepting abstracts for breakout session presentations,  smaller one hour concurrent sessions.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

PCC would love to have your organization participate as a sponsor and exhibitor of this event. We have several sponsor level opportunities available. 

National Diabetes Awareness Month
"November is National Diabetes Month. Certified Diabetes Educators want to remind you that this month is a good time to take a look at your risk of developing by using the American Diabetes Association Risk Test. This test assesses your personal risk of developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. Take your results to your health care provider."

-Sarah P. Smith , Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

Telehealth Certifications
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Certifications Available:

Use PCC17 to receive a discount when entering the course.
Telehealth Resources
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 telemedicine. 


Any new announcements, updates, expansions, or changes? Email Davia Smith at today.

Thank You!