After the service provider and health care provider (HCP) sign a service agreement, the HCP submits an FCC Form 466 (Funding Request and Certification Form), along with supporting documentation such as a bill and contract. A separate form must be filed for each service (i.e., two T-1 lines require two FCC Forms 466).
Once we have reviewed and approved the HCP's packet, we will send the HCP and the telecommunications or Internet service provider a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL). The FCL informs the HCP (and service provider) that the HCP is eligible for the support specified in the letter.
Service providers should validate the 498 ID on the FCL for each HCP to ensure the support amount is being credited correctly . If the 498 ID is incorrect, the service provider should contact the RHC Help Desk at (800) 453-1546 , or via email.