As part of its continued effort to expand access to health care services during the current pandemic, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved additional rounds of applicants for funding under its COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
In separate press releases issued in late-May, the FCC approved its seventh and eighth round of applications under the Program, providing funding to more than 90 additional health care institutions and providers. With the latest round of approvals, the Telehealth Program has now appropriated a total of $68 million in funding to 185 health care providers in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
Established under the scope of the 2020 Federal CARES Act, the FCC’s Telehealth Program is intended to increase access to medical care across the country by expanding the use of telehealth services by health care providers. The Program is being funded by a $200 million appropriation from the U.S. Congress.
The press releases announcing the recently approved funding recipients are available at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-364481A1.pdf, and https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-364608A1.pdf.