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FCC Approves Process to Distribute $250 Million for Telehealth

March 30, 2021, 3:53 PM

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a process for distributing nearly $250 million to help pay health care providers’ telehealth costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The agency said it expects to begin accepting health care providers’ applications for the funds, which Congress appropriated last December, within 30 days. The money will cover the cost of health care providers’ telecommunications services and connected devices.

“This past year has proven, without a doubt, that telehealth technology is critical to helping address inequities in access to health care services,” acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement after the vote. “The FCC ...

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