FCC Publishes Final Rule on Rural Health Care Program

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finalized regulations to promote transparency and predictability, and further the efficient allocation of limited Rural Health Care Program resources while guarding against waste, fraud and abuse. The FCC promotes telehealth in rural areas through the Rural Health Care Program (RHC Program), which provides financial support to help rural health care providers obtain broadband and other communications services at discounted rates. The regulations went into effect on November 12, unless noted otherwise for some specific provisions in the final rule.

Full article: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-11/pdf/2019-20173.pdf