Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program
The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration to establish Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act. The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of health care providers to continue serving their patients by providing telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The application window is expected to open within 30 days of release of the Order and the FCC will provide notice in advance of that date. This Report & Order establishes a clear way to rate applications that takes into consideration objective factors about the health care provider and the area it serves. Round 2 will also distribute funding to each state, territory, and the District of Columbia and will have an application filing window so all applicants are on equal footing during the review. Finally, applicants will be able to provide additional information to supplement their applications if necessary.
FCC Moves Forward with Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program