Category: COVID-19 – Coronavirus

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...

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...

What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a way to receive healthcare services remotely through various communication technologies. The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) defines telehealth as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.”1How and why you use telehealth will depend...

Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act Reintroduced to Congress

This week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act to the U.S. House of Representatives. Telehealth has expanded both at the individual provider and hospital system levels through support from federal and state emergency measures aimed at increasing access during the pandemic. Without legislative intervention...

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...

Recognizing and Testing Telehealth Models in Oncology Care First

Introduction to the Quality Outlook: Cancer and COVID-19 – Looking Ahead to Telehealth Post-Pandemic Mini-Series Tom Valuck, MD, JD—Blog Editor The pandemic has dramatically impacted cancer care, leading to a reduction in preventive care, alterations and delays in treatment, and suspension of some clinical trials. Certain cancers, including lung cancer and leukemia and...

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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