FCC Commissioner Carr Announces $100 million 'Connected Care Pilot Program'
[Press release] In an op-ed with Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS), Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that the FCC will seek to establish a new $100 million “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans. The FCC will vote on a Notice of Inquiry at its August Open Meeting that seeks comment on:
- Budgeting for $100 million in Universal Service Fund (USF) support
- Targeting support to connected care deployments that would benefit low-income patients, including those eligible for Medicaid or veterans receiving cost-free medical care
- Supporting a limited number of projects over a two- or three-year period with controls in place to measure and verify the benefits, costs, and savings associated with connected care deployments
FCC Commissioner Carr Announces $100 million 'Connected Care Pilot Program' Telehealth pilot program will improve health outcomes, reduce costs (Sen Roger Ricker (R-MS) and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr)