The fourth and final round of Connected Care Pilot Program approvals totals $29,752,601 and will fund 16 projects.
In all, the $100 million FCC pilot program, which focuses on veterans and those with low incomes, will fund 107 projects in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
The FCC also said that participants’ initial funding requests are due by September 16, 2022.
The approved projects:
- Boston Medical Center: $446,250 to provide video visits or consults, remote treatment, and remote patient monitoring to low-income patients who are suffering from chronic/long-term conditions and mental health conditions.
- Boston’s Community Medical Group, Inc: $918,000 to deploy a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform to serve its 22,000 low-income patients across Massachusetts with primary care and wrap-around services.
- Children’s Hospital of Denver: $824,096 to provide remote patient monitoring and treatment services to low-income patients under 21 years of age suffering from medically complex conditions.
- Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE: $3,253,627 to provide prenatal remote patient monitoring and telehealth visits to primarily low-income patients.
- Community Guidance Center – Indiana Location C19, Indiana, PA. Community Guidance Center: $154,530 to provide teletherapy services to low-income and veteran patients in western Pennsylvania.
- Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), Middletown, CT. Community Health Center, Inc., is a consortium with 30 different sites across Connecticut. CHCI: $1,093,398 to provide remote patient monitoring and video consults to low-income and veteran patients with complex, chronic conditions such as hypertension, mental health disorders, obesity, opioid dependency, and HIV, often compounded by adverse social determinants of health such as homelessness.
- Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (Yukon Flats Health Center), Fort Yukon, AK. Through its Pilot project, Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (Yukon Flats Health Center): $1,124,486 to provide patient-based, internet-connected remote monitoring, other monitoring, video visits, imaging diagnostics, remote treatment, and other services for veterans and low-income patients with chronic conditions, high-risk pregnancy/maternal health, infectious diseases like COVID-19, mental health conditions, and opioid dependency.
- Golden Valley Health Centers, Merced, CA. Golden Valley Health Centers’ Pilot project: $725,195 to provide patient-based internet-connected remote monitoring, other monitoring, video visits or consults, and imaging diagnostics primarily to low-income patients suffering from chronic or long-term conditions, mental health conditions, and opioid dependency.
- Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc., Brandywine, MD. Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.: $406,249 to provide patient-based, internet-connected, remote monitoring, video visits, and remote treatment for veterans and low-income patients whose needs include chronic or long-term conditions, high-risk pregnancy/maternal health, infectious diseases like COVID-19, mental health conditions, and opioid dependency.
- MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, SC. MUSC Medical Center’s Pilot project: $246,347 to provide remote patient monitoring and video visits to treat patients for maternal health, chronic conditions, mental health issues, opioid dependency, and infectious diseases.
- New England Telehealth Consortium, Inc., a consortium with a site in North Conway, NH, and 10 sites in Maine. New England Telehealth Consortium: $2,560,098 to connect patients directly into its existing consortium network for purposes of receiving connected care services.
- Northern Nevada HOPES, Reno, NV. Northern Nevada HOPES’ Pilot project: $331,884 to provide remote patient monitoring services and virtual visits to low-income patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, diabetes, opioid dependency, heart disease, and hypertension.
- Palmetto State Providers Network, a consortium with 34 sites in South Carolina. Palmetto State Providers Network’s Pilot project: $7,192,893 to provide remote monitoring and video consults to primarily low-income patients suffering from chronic conditions and infectious diseases.
- Tower Health – Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA. Tower Health – Reading Hospital’s Pilot project seeks $396,457 to provide patient broadband and connected care services for low-income residents of transitional housing.
- University Hospital, Newark, NJ. University Hospital: $627,300 for telehealth platforms, including an integrated telehealth platform, to facilitate virtual visits and remote patient monitoring to treat patients with chronic and long-term conditions, as well as COVID-19.
- Willis-Knighton Health System, Shreveport, LA. Willis-Knighton Health System: $9,451,791 in Pilot Program funding for patient broadband and to expand remote patient monitoring and video visits and consults to treat patients for chronic conditions (including diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), high-risk pregnancy/maternal health, mental health conditions, opioid dependency and infectious diseases.
The third funding announcement of FCC Connected Care Pilot Program projects was made last October when 36 projects were awarded $15,337,689. That brought the total of funded projects to more than $69.3 million.
The awards selection process began in late December of last year