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08
JAN
2019

Most Physicians Not Aware of CMS’s Expanded Virtual Care Provisions, Survey Finds

-Healthcare Informatics “For the first time, starting in 2019, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse healthcare providers for certain virtual care visits with patients, regardless of the patient’s location—a move that has drawn praise from...
30
NOV
2018

Congress Facing Pressure to Pass Telehealth Bill for Senior Care

-mHealth Intelligence “Connected care advocates are lobbying Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2018, which aims to reduce rehospitalizations at qualified skilled nursing facilities by giving them more incentives to use...
24
OCT
2018

Bamberg County Telehealth Awareness Event

-Palmetto Care Connections Telehealth Awareness Week is an initiative led by the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA). Throughout the week of October 15-19, 2018, several events were held by partners of SCTA including Palmetto Care Connections (PCC). PCC partnered with...
27
SEP
2018

Ports Authority Partners with MUSC to Provide Care for its Employees

-Post and Courier “The Medical University of South Carolina will provide health care to employees of the State Ports Authority with a new agreement announced Tuesday. MUSC will staff and operate a health clinic that will serve hundreds of port employees at the SPA’s new...
22
AUG
2018

Governor Expresses Support for Telehealth at Bill Signing

-John Lewis, SCETV “Before a ceremonial bill signing at the state house, Gov. Henry McMaster said he hopes to see telehealth continue to grow across the state. “I look forward to the day we have total telemedicine in the state, when all the people on their cell phone can...
30
JUL
2018

SC Department of Mental Health Expands Telemedicine Program

-WSAV3 “The Department of Mental Health serves more than 100,000 citizens with mental illnesses, but getting services to those clients isn’t always easy. The department received $600,000 to expand its telehealth program, which allows the department to offer mental...
24
JAN
2018

Higher Than Usual Flu Cases Prompts MUSC to Implement Flu Clinics, Telehealth Services

–ABC News4 “There has been one flu related death in the Lowcountry, seven in the Midlands, three Upstate, and four in Pee Dee this week according to DHEC. In addition, Charleston County alone has had more than 300 flu cases reported in the last week and in Greenville...
20
DEC
2017

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality, Raising Implications for Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

–Fierce Healthcare The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality regulations, an expected outcome that prompted renewed concern from some about the impact on telehealth and remote monitoring. In a release (PDF) following Thursday’s...
21
NOV
2017

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Wins Award

-The Post and Courier The Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center recently won an award in Nashville, Tennessee, for its work in the “telehealth” field.  According to a press release about the recognition, in 2016, the center partnered with the Medical University...
04
OCT
2017

MUSC Designated a National Telehealth Center of Excellence

-mHealth Intelligence “The Medical University of South Carolina has been named a Telehealth Center of Excellence, and given a three-year federal grant to become a model for telehealth and telemedicine programs across the country. The Health and Human Services Department’s...