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FCC Preparing to Announce Next Batch of Connected Care Pilot Program Awards

By October 8, 2021No Comments


By Eric Wicklund

The agency, which unveiled the latest recipients for COVID-19 Telehealth Program awards last week, is looking to announce the third group of telehealth projects qualifying for Connected Care Pilot Program funding later this month.

– The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to unveil the next round of healthcare organizations that will receive funding through the Connected Care Pilot Program for telehealth projects.

The FCC is scheduled to consider at its October 26 open meeting a Public Notice announcing the third round of selections for the $100 million program, which is designed to help projects “defray the costs of providing certain telehealth services for eligible health care providers, with a particular emphasis on providing connected care services to low-income and veteran patients.”

In particular, the agency says these projects “will address treatments for maternal health/high-risk pregnancy, COVID19, other infectious diseases, opioid dependency, mental health conditions, and chronic or recurring conditions.”

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