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FCC Launches $200 million COVID-19 Telehealth Program


04.14.20

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application. The funding for this $200 million program was provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, also known as “Phase 3” of the congressional response to COVID-19.

Earlier this month, Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH) thanked the FCC for acting quickly to ensure patient and provider needs are met during this unprecedented time.

This announcement further underscores how funds from Congress are being utilized quickly during this pandemic. A long-time advocate for telehealth, Walden’s bipartisan telehealth provision was included in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. This provision is intended to help limit a patient’s exposure to diseases at health care facilities during COVID-19.

Click HERE to learn more about the FCC’s Telehealth Program and how to apply.

Click HERE for more on COVID-19.

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