The MATRC is continually developing resources that can be used to facilitate the growth of telehealth, particularly in rural and medically underserved areas. Presently, these are the ways that MATRC can help you:
1) Technical Assistance/Consultation: MATRC Staff are available to answer your questions about telehealth reimbursement, policies, technology, operations and more. You can reach us in a variety of ways. Several times a month, we offer Virtual Office Hours. That's one great way get your questions answered. You can also create an account and ask your questions online using our MATRC Community Telehealth Forum. Additionally, each year MATRC contracts with a network of Consultative Service Partners to provide greater depth to the services provided by MATRC Staff. Areas of expertise include topics like industrial/occupational telehealth, remote patient monitoring, school telehealth, correctional telehealth, and much more.
- What Can We Expect from MATRC's Consultative Service Partners? All of our Consultative Service Partners are available to provide Tier 1 Technical Assistance via phone, videoconference, email, in-person meeting, presentation and/or site visit/tour to those residing in the MATRC region. MATRC places a priority on providing technical assistance at no cost to HRSA grantees interested in establishing or expanding a telehealth program. This includes, but is not limited to Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy/Office for the Advancement of Telehealth program grantees. For non-HRSA grantees in the MATRC region, we are able to offer approximately 10 hours of services per client per year at no cost.Tier 1 Technical Assistance includes:
- Providing program overviews
- Making available to you non-proprietary (generic and publicly available) program materials
- Answering general questions about:
- Program structure
- Program model
- Program funding
- Lessons learned
- Who Are MATRC's Consultative Service Partners? Click here for a profile of our Consultative Service Partners for the 2019-2020 Year.
- How Do I Request Technical Assistance from MATRC Staff or MATRC's Consultative Service Partners? Please submit your Technical Assistance Request using our online form. If you know specifically which Consultative Service Partner(s) you would like to receive services from, you may specify this on the form. Otherwise, one will be assigned to you as needed.
2) State-Specific Resources: MATRC has made an effort to collect information about telehealth policies and resources for each State within the MATRC region.
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey (Central and South)
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
3) Topical Resources: MATRC makes an effort to track "hot topics" and to create toolkits and other web-based resources around these Hot Topics.
4) Webinars, Presentations and Other Speaking Engagements: MATRC actively contributes to the National TRC Webinar Series. These webinars are FREE to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month. To see what is coming up and to visit the archive of materials and recordings from past webinars, click here. To request a presentation or other speaking engagement from MATRC staff or one of MATRC's Consultative Service Partners, please use our Speaker Request Form.
5) Annual Regional Telehealth Summit: Each year MATRC sponsors an Annual Telehealth Summit to provide education on a variety of issues and topics, including telehealth policy, best practices, model programs, technology, and trends. To find information about the upcoming Summit or to see materials from previous Summits, click here.
6) Information Dissemination: MATRC uses both social media and email as ways to disseminate important information.
- “Like Us” on Facebook OR “Follow Us” on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay on top of time-sensitive information about funding opportunities, events, and news stories relevant to the MATRC region.
- “Subscribe” to MATRC Quarterly e-News to receive information about national and regional news, receive updates about MATRC resources and events, and find out about exciting initiatives. Click here to subscribe.
MATRC is committed to adding and updating resources over time. If there is a resource that you would love to see or if you know of a resource that we missed, please let us know!