TQ Teleconnection- December 2017
Industry Voices—The FCC's Rural Health Care Fund is a victim of its own success
The Rural Health Care Fund is becoming a victim of its own success, stranding rural healthcare providers (and, subsequently, their patients) that have become reliant on the fund to help support their telemedicine needs. After years of undersubscription, the last two funding years have finally seen healthcare provider demand for these funds outstrip the current $400 million annual cap on grants. The consequences of this oversubscription are just beginning to be felt throughout the healthcare industry.
Fierce Healthcare (11/27/17)