What is the FCC Telehealth Program?
The telehealth program overview from the FCC describes the program as:
“The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services.”
See program overview at FCC.gov
The FCC produced a video tutorial on how to apply for funding that can be found here
Who Should Apply?
Any eligible nonprofit or public health program looking to improve the oral health and dental care of the population they serve. That could include:
- Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs)
- School-based health clinics (SBHCs)
- Community Health Centers (CHCs)
- Senior care facilities
- Oral health programs
- Post-secondary educational institutions offering health care instruction, teaching hospitals, and medical schools
- Local health departments or agencies
- Community mental health centers
- Not-for-profit hospitals
- Rural health clinics
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Consortia of health care providers
What MouthWatch Solutions are Eligible?
MouthWatch TeleDent, MouthWatch MobileOp and MouthWatch Intraoral Cameras would be eligible for reimbursement through the FCC Telehealth Program.
This is a great opportunity for public health and nonprofit healthcare programs to enrich and extend the dental care they provide with reimbursement from the FCC Telehealth Program for teledentistry and associated solutions such as intraoral cameras and telehealth connected mobile dental carts.
Using the button below you can access the quote form to request information and cost quote for application consulting and support services. Services include specific guidance for a successful application, as well as a focused analysis of your current operations and how teledentistry can be effectively added.
MouthWatch Webinar: “How and Why to Apply to the FCC Telehealth Program to Implement Teledentistry”
Click the button below to watch the MouthWatch webinar and learn more about how to apply to the FCC Telehealth Program. Additionally, you can also learn how MouthWatch solutions funded through the program can help public health and other eligible organizations deliver improved oral health care and dental care during Covid—and beyond.