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2015 NRTRC Conference: Innovation Through Collaboration


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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Regions Served:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Your source for confidential, objective answers and valuable insights into Telehealth issues in the Northwest.

NRTRC provides technical assistance, program support, education and information to Telehealth Networks in our seven-state region. Our staff members have strong backgrounds in multiple aspects of Telehealth and access to a wide range of Telehealth experts throughout the United States. Our primary mission is to increase the use of Telehealth service throughout the region, especially to underserved populations. To achieve that goal, we provide no-cost assistance to Telehealth providers. As one of 14 Telehealth Resource Centers in the United States, NRTRC has access to leaders in the industry on a wide range of topics and can help your program grow. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance, information or encouragement.

Registration open for the Innovation Through Collaboration !

Save the date for the Innovation Through Collaboration in Seattle, WA March 30, 2015.
Earlybird Registration available until February 10th. Limited seating - sign up now!

From the NRTRC Blog:

Final Speaker Confirmed

February 18th, 2015

We’ve just received confirmation from our final speaker for the Conference March 30 – April 1 in Seattle. Chelene Whiteaker, Policy Director for the Washington State Hospital Association, will join us to talk about her experiences working with a collaborative group to bring a telehealth parity law to Washington State. At this time, the bill has passed the State Senate and is headed toward the State House. Chelene will share the steps the group took to bring the bill forward and show its benefits to the Senate.
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Upcoming NRTRC Conference

February 4th, 2015


The big item of discussion here at NRTRC World Headquarters is our upcoming Annual Conference. The Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington at the beautiful Olive 8 Hyatt Hotel March 30 – April 1.
Read More
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NRTRCs Busy Travel Schedule

February 11th, 2015

It must be Spring. The biggest signal for the season change is the uptick in travel the NRTRC staff faces at this time of year. It seems like nobody wants to plan travel in the Winter when things are potentially dangerous, in the Summer during vacation time or in the Fall as the Holidays approach, so Spring seems to start and end at the airport.
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Telehealth and Occupational Therapy

January 28th, 2015

I've received several queries lately about using teleheatlh for Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy (PT). It's a natural. Unfortunately, it's hard for providers to get paid for offering those services via telehealth. Most states follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay schedule for telehealth and those therapies aren't covered, even if they have parity laws.
Read More

Final Speaker Confirmed

February 18th, 2015

We’ve just received confirmation from our final speaker for the Conference March 30 – April 1 in Seattle. Chelene Whiteaker, Policy Director for the Washington State Hospital Association, will join us to talk about her experiences working with a collaborative group to bring a telehealth parity law to Washington State. At this time, the bill has passed the State Senate and is headed toward the State House. Chelene will share the steps the group took to bring the bill forward and show its benefits to the Senate.
Read More

NRTRCs Busy Travel Schedule

February 11th, 2015

It must be Spring. The biggest signal for the season change is the uptick in travel the NRTRC staff faces at this time of year. It seems like nobody wants to plan travel in the Winter when things are potentially dangerous, in the Summer during vacation time or in the Fall as the Holidays approach, so Spring seems to start and end at the airport.
Read More

Upcoming NRTRC Conference

February 4th, 2015


The big item of discussion here at NRTRC World Headquarters is our upcoming Annual Conference. The Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington at the beautiful Olive 8 Hyatt Hotel March 30 – April 1.
Read More

Telehealth and Occupational Therapy

January 28th, 2015

I've received several queries lately about using teleheatlh for Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy (PT). It's a natural. Unfortunately, it's hard for providers to get paid for offering those services via telehealth. Most states follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay schedule for telehealth and those therapies aren't covered, even if they have parity laws.
Read More
See All Blog Posts