August 2020
Sen. Graham, PCC and Medical Leaders Discuss Broadband and Telehealth in SC
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham met with medical professionals at the USC School of Medicine on August 3 to discuss the benefits of telemedicine and its expansion throughout South Carolina.

Pictured (L to R): Mark Sweatman, MUSC Director of Government Relations and Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Kathy Schwarting, Palmetto Care Connections CEO; Senator Graham; Meera Narasimhan, MD, DFAPA, Associate Provost Health Sciences USC, Professor and Chair Department of NeuroSciences and Behavioral Science, USC School of Medicine; Ken Rogers, MD, Director of SC Department of Mental Health; and Mark Wess, MD Chief Medical Information Officer at Prisma Health attended.
Broadband Access in SC
South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) partnered to commission a comprehensive evaluation of residential broadband capabilities throughout our state.

Palmetto Care Connections Receives $300,000 Grant to expand Telehealth
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of has awarded Palmetto Care Connections a $300,000 Rural Health Network Develop grant for each of three years to establish a virtual access telehealth network and expand access to health care delivery in targeted rural S.C. communities in the rural counties of Bamberg, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Orangeburg.
Share Your Telehealth Story
Palmetto Care Connections is coordinating a telehealth awareness campaign, Patients Love Telehealth. We are collecting patient stories and support from partner organizations. Help us collect these stories by sharing the flyer with your patients.

COVID-19 Telehealth Resources
CMS Proposed Nine Codes to Remain After Public Health Emergency Ends
Telehealth Coverage During COVID-19
CCHP Factsheets

Check out CCHP's Video Archives for updates on policy changes.
Telehealth Resources for Patients and Providers
Visit PCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Resources for Patients and Providers webpage.
Telehealth Resources for Patients and Providers
The SCTA is extending its premium membership statewide at no cost to facilitate the use of telehealth services during this COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more info.
Telehealth Educational Resources
Webinar Specials
PCC has hosted several Webinar Specials focused on telehealth updates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presentations and recordings are available. Click here to view our archives.
Telehealth Modules
Did you know the SC Area Health Education Consortium offers a Telepresenter Certification Module and Telehealth Billing and Reimbursement Bootcamp?
Upcoming Events
8th Annual Telehealth Summit
PCC is excited to announce the
8th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina is going virtual on October 9,16, and 23! Registration for the virtual event will open soon!

All registration fees will be refunded for the in person event previously scheduled event on March 31-April 2, 2020.

PCC has canceled its contract at the Hilton Columbia Center. If you made reservations,
please contact the Hilton at 803-744-7800 to verify your room has been released.
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