FCC: Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers; COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Apr 9, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission has released a rule to establish the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and the Connected Care Pilot Program. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides $200 million for healthcare providers to provide connected care services to patients in their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is effective April 9, 2020. The Connected Care Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million over three years to examine how the Universal Service Fund can support the trend toward connected care services to consumers, particularly for low-income and veteran populations. The Connected Care Pilot Program will be effective once approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Read more here.