The FCC’s https://www.fcc.gov Wireline Competition Bureau recently approved an additional 13 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth program. Healthcare providers in both urban and rural areas will use the $4.2 million to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth program has funded 30 healthcare providers in 16 states for a total of $13.7 million.
The four top health care providers just approved and awarded funding are:
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota– Awarded $1,000,000 to implement video telehealth services and remote patient monitoring across 50 communities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
- Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado–Awarded $807,090 to implement telehealth to provide continuity of medical care for children, adolescents, and young adults with complex pediatric illnesses in the Rocky Mountain region
- The Institute for Family Health in New Paltz, NY, one of the largest FQHCs networks in New York State– Awarded $729,118 for 16 of their community health centers
- McLaren health Care Corporation in Grand Blanc, Michigan– Awarded $626.328 for 12 healthcare provider sites to provide high quality care to patients, including high risk and vulnerable patients at the Karmanos Cancer Center and the funding will be used to lower the exposure to healthcare providers when using multiple telehealth platforms and devices
Additional awards went to Augusta University Medical Center ($113,744), Country Doctor Community Health Centers ($392,770), Greene County General Hospital, ($60,480), Lancaster Health Center, ($75,710), Loudoun Community Health Center T/A Health Works for Northern Virginia ($93,380), New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, ($126,799), Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation ($97,965), Service Program for Older People, Inc. ($26,180), and Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. ($46,437).
Go to https://www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth for more information on the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.