FCC: COVID-19 Telehealth Program; Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers
Apr 9, 2021
Notice of final rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) establishes rules and processes to further distribute funding through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program to healthcare providers. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) provides $249.95 million in new funds for Round 2 of the program to help healthcare providers offer telehealth and connected care services. This rule adopts additional requirements, processes, and application evaluation metrics for Round 2 funding as outlined in the CAA. This rule is effective April 9, 2021.
Broadband · Emergency preparedness and response · Funding · Infectious diseases · Legislation and regulations · Telehealth