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AUG
2019

FCC Tweaks Rural Health Care Program to Aid Telehealth Expansion

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-Eric Wicklund (Xtelligent Healthcare Media, LLC)

“The Federal Communications Commission is tweaking its Rural Health Care Program in a bid to improve funding opportunities for new and expanding telehealth programs. The agency this week issued a Report and Order that aims to “ensure limited program funds are disbursed efficiently and equitably, promote transparency and predictability in the program’s administration, and strengthen safeguards against waste, fraud, and abuse.” The move follows a widely publicized decision last year to boost funding for the program, which funds expanded broadband connectivity for connected health services.”

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