TQ Teleconnection- January 2018

FCC looks to expand funding for the Rural Health Care Program to support telemedicine and virtual care

Weeks after voting to provide a short-term funding boost for a program that supports broadband access for rural healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission is considering raising the annual funding cap moving forward to provide lasting support for telemedicine programs that require high-speed internet.

The FCC outlined its proposed changes to the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP) in a notice posted to the Federal Register and requested industry input on how to raise the program's current cap of $400 million.

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Fierce Healthcare (1/3/18)

Evan Sweeney