MeriTalk: FCC Seeking Guidance on Next $250M of Telehealth Funding

“The Federal Communications Commission on Jan. 6 called for comment on how the agency should proceed with deploying $249.9 million of new funding to support its existing COVID-19 Telehealth Program…”

“The FCC’s call for comment seeks input on metrics that the agency should use to evaluate new funding applications, and how it should treat applications that were filed during the initial program disbursements last year…”

“Among other questions, the FCC is seeking comment on: whether the new funding should target “hardest hit” areas of the United States; whether it should consider “pre-existing strain” on healthcare providers; whether it should maintain the $1 million per applicant funding limit that it employed in the initial round of funding last year; and how it should address applications by statewide entities, large healthcare providers, or healthcare provider systems that have numerous sites…” Read the full article here.

Source: FCC Seeking Guidance on Next $250M of Telehealth Funding – By John Curran, January 8, 2021. MeriTalk.

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