FCC Approves 11th Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

NY State Government: Week in Review

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its 11th set of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, totaling $23.25 million for 62 providers. The FCC is approving applications on a rolling basis until it spends a total of $200 million. Since the first set of awards was announced on April 16, 2020, the FCC has spent $128.28 million for 367 providers to date.

Below are the recent awards for New York organizations.

Flushing Clinic in Flushing, New York, was awarded $94,972 for laptops and software licenses and will use remote videoconferencing to serve existing individual and group patients, conduct medication monitoring and conduct psychiatric evaluations for new patients.

Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York, was awarded $596,045 for telemedicine carts, remote patient monitoring equipment, a telehealth platform, videoconferencing equipment and tablet computers, which will help the hospital safely care for COVID-19 patients by deploying monitoring and virtual visit technology in order to ensure appropriate communication between COVID-19 patients and clinical teams, provide care continuity for patients who require ongoing medical management, and establish infrastructure for COVID-19 inpatients to communicate with family members and medical professionals through tablets at their bedside.

Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, was awarded $1 million for a telehealth platform, a remote patient monitoring platform, telemedicine carts that will be deployed at newly configured remote inpatient sites as part of the response to the surge in patient volume due to the COVID-19 emergency, and remote monitoring equipment installed in COVID-19 inpatient rooms to reduce the staff required to manage intensive care units, which will allow clinicians to quickly make critical healthcare decisions and initiate appropriate intervention based on alerts generated from central monitoring.

Northern NY Rural Behavioral Health Institute in Saranac Lake, New York, was awarded $55,180 for a telemedicine cart, tablets, video monitors and remote monitoring equipment in order to continue to serve at-risk patients in rural New York with chronic health conditions, including by providing remote primary care, rehabilitation and addiction recovery support services.

Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Briarwood, New York, was awarded $631,795 for telemedicine carts, tablets, videoconferencing equipment and telehealth software licenses in order to provide video consultations and telehealth capabilities for high-risk patients needing specialty services, such as neurology, cardiology, gastroenterology and rehabilitation care, and to expand remote treatment of COVID-19 patients and maintain access to care.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with preparing applications, please reach out to Meghan McNamara at mmcnamara@manatt.com or 518.431.6702 and/or Danielle Sokolov at dsokolov@manatt.com or 518.431.6712.



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