08 Jan FCC Seeks Comment on Rural Health Program Expansion
Posted at 11:11h in News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a notice of proposed rulemaking as they seek input on how to expand their Rural Health Care Program. The FCC aims to ensure rural healthcare providers get the support they need while guarding against waste, fraud, and abuse in the program. The program, which directs subsidies to rural health care providers for broadband upgrades, currently has a $400 million cap. The cap has prevented the commission from funding all worthy applicants, and in December the FCC voted to raise the cap by shuffling unused funds from previous years into use.
The CAH Coalition will be commenting. Please reach out to the coalition if you are a CAH and would like to share your feedback on the FCC Rural Health Care Program.