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FCC Promoting Telehealth in Rural America: Report and Order

Description
Provides a report and order regarding plans to reform the Rural Health Care Program and promote telehealth, including targeting funding to rural areas. Discusses plans to improve the Telecom Program's efficiency, transparency, and predictability; criteria for prioritizing rural areas for funding; how to increase rural participation in Healthcare Connect Fund Program Consortia and the effectiveness of competitive billing; and how to improve RHC Program administration, the application process, and program oversight. Includes the final rules governing the program and maps showing the rural area tiers for the program.
Date
08/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Federal Communications Commission
Tagged as
Broadband · Funding · Legislation and regulations · Statistics and data · Telehealth