Category: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FCC Launches Connected Care Pilot Program, Announces 36 Award Recipients

The Federal Communications Commission has posted new guidelines for its Connected Care Pilot Program and announced 36 telehealth projects that have qualified for funding. By Eric Wicklund June 18, 2021 – Some 36 telehealth programs across the country will get federal funding through the Federal Communications Commission’s Connected Care Pilot Program. The...

Federal Agencies Make Billions Available to Support Telehealth and Close the Homework Gap

Federal agencies took several actions last week to spur broadband deployment, helping to alleviate what the pandemic has already highlighted – Americans need greater access to reliable, high-speed Internet services to continue to engage in the virtual activities, such as telehealth and distancing learning, that have now become a...

FCC Commissioner Applauds Legislation to Expand Access to Telehealth

May 4, 2021 – Canistota, SD – On Monday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr applauded legislation introduced in the Senate that would make permanent telehealth flexibilities that were made available during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand coverage of telehealth services. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT)...

How COVID-19 Affects the Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring Landscape

With lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic, health systems and telehealth vendors are shaping their connected health strategies – and identifying key trends – for years to come. May 04, 2021 – The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the telehealth landscape, pushing providers to adopt or expand connected health platforms and...

HHS Unveils Telehealth Grants to Address Rural Maternal, Obstetrics Care

HHS is kicking off Black Maternal Health Week by offering three four-year grants, totaling $12 million, to projects aimed at boosting maternal health outcomes among underserved populations in rural America. By Eric Wicklund April 13, 2021 – Federal officials are making $12 million available for three projects that aim to approve maternal...

FCC moves forward with $250M telehealth program with a focus on equitable distribution

The Federal Communications Commission this week unanimously approved a process for distributing nearly $250 million to help healthcare providers deliver telehealth services. The second round of funding (PDF) for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act last year. The funding will...

FCC REPORT AND ORDER AND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION – Round 2 Evaluation Metrics

A.             Application Evaluation Process 1.              Application Evaluation Metrics The Consolidated Appropriations Act directs the Commission to seek public comment on “the metrics the Commission should use to evaluate applications for funding” as well as “how the Commission should treat applications filed during” Round 1 that did not receive CARES...

Federal Register – FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) takes the next steps in funding the COVID-19 Telehealth Program (Program) by expanding the administrative responsibilities of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The Commission finds it in the public’s interest to direct...

FCC Announces Round 2 COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Portal Will Open on April 29th

Media Contact:Katie Gorscakkatie.gorscak@fcc.gov Program Contact:Round2TelehealthApplicationSupport@usac.org For Immediate Release FCC ANNOUNCES ROUND 2 COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM APPLICATION PORTAL WILL OPEN ON APRIL 29Round 2 of Telehealth Program Will Provide an Additional $249 Million to Support Health Care Providers and Patients In All 50 States, DC, and Territories WASHINGTON, April 15,...

In the Matter of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers – REPORT AND ORDER AND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION

Before theFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONWASHINGTON, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers))))) WC Docket No. 20-89 WC Docket No. 18-213 REPORT AND ORDER AND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION Adopted: March 29, 2021 Released: March 30, 2021 By the Commission: Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and Commissioners...

FCC ADOPTS REPORT AND ORDER TO IMPLEMENT ROUND 2 OF COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM

FCC ADOPTS REPORT AND ORDER TO IMPLEMENT ROUND 2 OF COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM Unanimous Vote Creates Rules and Procedures to Move Forward with Round 2 of Program to Support Health Care Providers During the Pandemic   — WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021—Today, the FCC voted to formally adopt a Report...

FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN CIRCULATES ROUND 2 COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM REPORT AND ORDER

Media Contact:Paloma PerezPaloma.Perez@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN CIRCULATES ROUND 2 COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM REPORT AND ORDERCongress Tasked the FCC to Create Rules and Procedures for Round 2 of Program to Support Health Care Providers During the Pandemic—WASHINGTON, March 17, 2021—Today, Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a Report...

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Prioritizes Visits to Hospitals in Telehealth Push

February 7, 2021 – Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Tuesday made a visit to Children’s National Hospital, and a virtual visit to the University of Virginia, to emphasize the agency’s goals of investing in telehealth strategies, with a specific emphasis on serving marginalized communities, veterans, and low-income patients....
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