Write Your Own DLT Grant Workshop

The UMTRC staff is often asked about grants to cover the costs for telehealth equipment.  In response to these requests, we have partnered with Learn Design Apply, Inc. to host a free grant writing workshop for the United States Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant (USDA DLT Grant).  This one-day workshop will cover the basics of this program as well as tips and tricks to putting all of the worksheets together for a successful submission. Join us for this nuts and bolts event!

Date: Wednesday, January 29th

Time: Registration will open at 8:30am Eastern with a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The workshop will end at 3:00pm Eastern. 

Indiana Interchurch Center, located at 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. 



Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Reimbursement Summaries

One of the most common questions the UMTRC staff answers is whether or not a specific service will be reimbursed via telemedicine.  The answer to this depends on several things. First, what type of insurance will be billed?  Medicare?  Medicaid?  If Medicaid, which state?  Private/Commercial Insurance?  If so, which state? The UMTRC staff makes every effort to continuously update our state reimbursement summaries as changes are made in the states in our region.  You can find these individually updated state summaries on our website using the following links:

UMTRC Illinois Telehealth Reimbursement Summary

UMTRC Indiana Telehealth Reimbursement Summary

UMTRC Michigan Telehealth Reimbursement Summary

UMTRC Ohio Telehealth Reimbursement Summary


 Virtual Office Hours

 The UMTRC hosts topic-based Virtual Office Hours twice a month.  Bring a cup of coffee and join us for an informal discussion. 

January Virtual Office hours:

Thursday, January 9th 

Featured Topic: "Using LEAN Concepts for Telehealth"

Friday, January 17th 
Featured Topic: "Webside Manner"

1:00pm to 1:30pm Eastern
No RSVP Necessary!

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What are VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS?  Watch the video!

UMTRC Stakeholder Calls

As part of our outreach efforts, the UMTRC has hosted virtual stakeholder calls with each state in our region every 4th month for the last several years.  Beginning in 2020, these calls will be hosted quarterly and will include all states (IL, IN, MI, and OH).  

Here is the 2020 stakeholder call schedule: 

January 15th, 2020 from 2-3pm Eastern 

April 15th, from 2-3pm Eastern 

July 22nd, from 2-3pm Eastern 

October 21st, from 2-3pm Eastern


Upcoming Webinars

NCTRC Webinar
Telehealth Policy Updates in 2020
January 16, 2020 at 2pm Eastern
Hosted by: Center for Connected Health Policy
Presented by: Mei Kwon, JD – Executive Director



Upcoming In-Person Events

National Rural Health Association
Rural Health Policy Institute
February 11-13, 2020
Washington, D.C.

If you work in rural healthcare or if you are a policy-minded person, this is the event for you!  Located in the building above the L’Enfant Metro State, just a block from the National Mall and a short walk to the US Capitol Building, this new location for the National Rural Health Association’s annual Policy Institute is sure to get your 2020 off to a great start.   


UMTRC 2020 Conference
*Save the Date*
July 14-15, 2020
Gillespie Conference Center
South Bend, IN
Exhibitor Registration is open now!

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number G22RH3051 under the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program for $325,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.



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