CHA News Article

Proposed Rule Seeks to Expand Rural Telehealth Access

The Federal Communications Commission today published the attached proposed rule that would update its Rural Health Care Program to increase access to broadband telehealth services. The proposed rule would waive the Rural Health Care Program’s annual cap for 2017 and allow unused funds from previous years to support current applicants. The program exceeded the $400 million annual cap in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Comments on the proposed rule are due Feb. 2.