We encourage you to contact the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC), CTN’s partner association and one of the country’s leading resources for telehealth education, expertise, and program implementation guidance. CTRC is your go-to source for unbiased telehealth information, serving health care providers, health systems, clinics, government agencies and others interested in telehealth.
CTRC, previously know as the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center, is the federally designated Telehealth Resource Center for California. CTRC has helped hundreds of telemedicine programs become established and successful.
CTRC is working closely with CTN to ensure CTN members receieve accurate and up-to-date technical assistance and support as they start or expand telehealth programs.
CTRC’s Center for Applied Telehealth has a rich array of program guides, tools and templates, training videos and other materials to assist you. These materials are based on research, experience and compilation of best practices from California and around the country. CTRC’s goal is to assist you by providing proven practices to bring your program to success.
CTRC has updated its Telehealth Reimbursement Guide effective January 2016. The guide includes telehealth billing policies for public and private payers, as well as Medi-Cal billing and reimbursement scenarios for FQHC’s and RHC’s.
Click here to download the CTRC Telemedicine Reimbursement Guide.
Telehealth Implementation Workgroups are designed to create a supportive environment where clinics at all levels of implementation status can: participate in project planning exercises; share and receive ideas and best practices with other clinics in the region; and receive assistance with roadblocks encountered while implementing and integrating a telehealth program.
As a nationally recognized telehealth leader, CTRC offers free and easy-to-access training resources for healthcare administrators, physicians and other medical staff across the country. Users can access exclusive training videos that lead you through the key elements of telemedicine such as technology used; attributes of a successful program; organizational readiness; and how to design and set up a telemedicine room.
In partnership with the National School of Applied Telehealth, CTRC offers two accredited telemedicine certificates for Clinical Presenters and Telemedicine Coordinators. Both of the certifications are provided online in an interactive platform with video instruction and are developed to prepare team members for their role in the telehealth program. All participants are also eligible to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) when completing the certifications.