On behalf of California Telehealth Network, LNGS has filed an appeal with the FCC of Rural Health Care program site eligibility determinations made by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The appeal asks the FCC to reverse a USAC decision which denied eligibility in the Rural Health Care program to 29 non-rural health clinics. While USAC has long considered such clinics eligible, USAC claims the FCC’s recent Healthcare Connect Fund Order changed the rules regarding health care provider eligibility. The appeal argues that USAC has failed to identify any language in the recent FCC order that can be construed to make such a change, and accordingly, USAC’s decision should be reversed.
LNGS Contact: Jeff Mitchell