The Buzz: The monthly newsletter from SETRC
Network with clinicians, administrators, researchers, technologists, and other digital health enthusiasts at the Alabama Telehealth Forum on May 12th!
We will explore the rapidly emerging future of telehealth and hybrid care. The Forum will be held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, a comprehensive research university along the Alabama Gulf Coast with a rich history and contemporary culture.
SETRC’s Lloyd Sirmons hosted Mei Kwong from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) to address new federal telehealth legislation, including waivers that have been extended through 2024, as well as waivers ending with the PHE.
Click here to access the webinar Use passcode: 4AjHQM!S
Telehealth use exploded during the pandemic thanks to flexibility in getting Medicare reimbursement for the services. But those flexibilities were set to expire five months after the PHE ends. The Dec 2022 Omnibus legislation ensures that the flexibilities will stick around for two years. The goal is to give regulators more time to determine which flexibilities should be made permanent. It will also extend the hospital-at-home program for two years.
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The Georgia Telehealth Forum at Mercer University was held on Dec. 2nd. Healthcare is at a crossroads, facing unprecedented pressure and disruption — including affordability challenges, shifting patient expectations, and an increasing deluge of health data. Healthcare executives, providers, policymakers, and technologists gathered at the Georgia Telehealth Forum to explore these issues, the future of telehealth, and hybrid care.
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Health plan executives, providers, investors, technologists, and other digital health enthusiasts gathered on Sept. 23 at the Florida Telehealth Forum at the Astronaut Memorial Center at the Kennedy Space Center complex. They explored the rapidly emerging future of telehealth and hybrid care including digital health equity, legal aspects of telehealth, telehealth solutions for pediatrics, and cyber security. Access and download all the presentations and videos.
SETRC STATE WORKGROUP MEETINGS are coming up in August. Network with telehealth leaders in your state and beyond, get the latest legislative and regulatory updates, tools and tips, team up and connect with potential partners. The Florida Telehealth Summit! Network with telehealth leaders and learn the latest telehealth trends on Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2022. The Florida Telehealth Summit will be held at the Astronaut Memorial Center at the Kennedy Space Center complex. Tickets to the event include one free admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center museum, rides, and attractions.
The annual Florida Telehealth Forum will happen on Friday, September 23, at NASA Kenedy Space Center. Meet the experts on reimbursement, clinical practices, cybersecurity, regulatory, interoperability, and more. Registration includes FREE admission to the NASA KSC visitor complex for you and your guests.
SETRC STATE WORKGROUP MEETINGS are coming up in August. Network with telehealth leaders in your state and beyond, get the latest legislative and regulatory updates, tools and tips, team up and connect with potential partners.
SAVE THE DATE for the The Florida Telehealth Summit! Network with telehealth leaders and learn the latest telehealth trends on Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2022. The Florida Telehealth Summit will be held at the Astronaut Memorial Center at the Kennedy Space Center complex. Tickets to the event include one free admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center museum, rides, and attractions.
April is Autism Awareness month. Early intervention for autism can make a lifetime of difference – but over 50% of children do not have access to treatment. There is hope; the skills demonstrated on Toddler Tracks can help parents and family members take action to help their children and loved ones. Learn about the latest telehealth policy developments centered around mental health.
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The Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center supported the new county-wide school-based telehealth program with students at the recent Glynn County Health and Literacy Fair. SETRC’s mobile Telehealth Learning Center was on location. Learn about the Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act of 2022.
Hug your valentine and grab SETRC’s February Buzz to learn about the HEALTHY KIDS 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for $49.4 million in grant awards, the largest amount of funding that CMS has ever made available for CHIP outreach and enrollment awards. Check out the upcoming webinar with Georgia Department of Health Director of Telehealth, Suleima Salgado, when she discusses how to bridge gaps in rural health access.
The 2022 Physician’s Fee Schedule is here and the experts from the Center for Connected Health Policy have prepared a fact sheet and webinar looking at the telehealth specific aspects of this critical reimbursement document from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Access the Global Partnership for Telehealth webinar on Cultural Competence and Telehealth. This talk will help clinicians understand the basics of cultural competence and humility, disparities in the use of telehealth, health and digital literacy, and how to use.
Happy holidays to you and yours from the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC). We thank you for your support and friendship during this memorable year. Check out the December Buzz and meet Rena Brewer, SETRC Principal Investigator and CEO of the non-profit Global Partnership for Telehealth (GPT). Rena is a national telehealth leader and the GPT’s robust telehealth network includes over 650 providers.
Meet the Director of the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC), Lloyd Sirmons. A telehealth pioneer, Lloyd has led SETRC for over ten years, from a time when telehealth was a visionary concept through to today’s era of explosive growth. Find out how to network with telehealth leaders in the southeast through SETRC’s state workgroups.