Announcements

November 12, 2019
Register for the Request for Services Best Practices for FY2020 Webinar

Get ready for the start of the FY2020 filing window period by joining our Request for Services Best Practices webinar. We will focus on the FCC Forms 461 and 465 process and competitive bidding. Participants will be able to ask questions. Register now!

November 12, 2019
RHC Program News for November 2019

View the November newsletter.

November 11, 2019
My Portal Outage Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

My Portal will be unavailable Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET due to system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

October 7, 2019
RHC Program News for October 2019
View the October Newsletter.
September 9, 2019
RHC Program News for September 2019

View the September Newsletter.

September 9, 2019
HCF Program Annual Reports Due September 30

Per Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program rules, all consortia receiving Rural Health Care (RHC) Program funding are required to submit an annual report to USAC using an Excel template (available for download on the USAC website) to supplement information collected in RHC Program application forms. The reports for FY2018 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) are due September 30, 2019.

Who Needs to Submit the Annual Report? HCF Program consortia must submit an annual report for each funding year in which the consortium received HCF support and for the life of a supported facility for which the consortium received large upfront payments. 

August 30, 2019
FCC Releases Report and Order 19-78: Promoting Telehealth in Rural America

On August 20, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order reforming the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program to promote transparency and predictability, and to further the efficient allocation of limited program resources while guarding against waste, fraud, and abuse. More information available on the USAC website and you can read the Report and Order here

For a summary of the upcoming changes, watch the recording of the Report and Order 19-78 Summary Webinar held on September 4, view the Report and Order 19-78 web page or download the Report and Order 19-78 Tip Sheet.