December 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 My Telehealth Campaign Wins an Award!


The Content Advisory Team of the SC Telehealth Alliance won a Golden Tusk Award for the My Telehealth Campaign at the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) Conference last week. 

How an Orlando School Used Telehealth to Stop Scabies Outbreak
-Orlando Sentinal

"The little girl's arms were covered with small, red bumps that she had almost scratched raw, so her teacher took her to Nurse Peggy's office to be examined.

"We took a look at her and we said this looks suspicious of something more than an insect bite," said Peggy McGrath, the school nurse at Morning Star Catholic School in Orlando."

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.
General Attendee Registration will open in January. 

We are now accepting abstracts for breakout session presentations,  smaller one hour concurrent sessions.
Deadline: January 15, 2019
 

FREE Webinars

PROJECT ECHO: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Presenter: Eve Fields, MD, Greenville Health System
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
11:00AM-12:00PM EST
Register Now
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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
Medicare Advantage CMS Proposed Rule November 2018: How it Works 
-Source: American Telemedicine Association

Finalized CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule
-Source: Center for Connected Health Policy
Telehealth Certifications
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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!