CARES Act Funding for Telehealth

Congress provided $200M in the CARES Act to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. McAllister & Quinn worked with our hospital and health care clients to compete for these dollars.

One example of our success with this program is with a not-for-profit healthcare organization who received almost $1M from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program to continue working toward a total telehealth transformation, with a goal to provide a single, integrated end-to-end telehealth system of care. Telehealth services will minimize in-person encounters and address all aspects of the patient experience during the COVID-19 crisis and thereafter. The award will serve patients, including many high-risk and vulnerable patients, through the funding period. The award will support tablets, telemedicine carts, desktop computers, video conferencing equipment, a remote patient monitoring platform, and a care management platform to provide a single, integrated system of care that reaches 1.6 million system patients with free video telehealth screening conducted by physicians and schedules outpatient care video visits, provider-to-provider remote consult services, remote monitoring care at patient homes, and telehealth services for hospitalized patients to stay in touch with family members.