Medical CostsThe FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to consider changes to its Rural Health Care Program (RHCP), which provides $400 million in annual subsidies for telecommunications and broadband services to eligible rural healthcare providers (HCP), has now been published in the Federal Register.

Interested parties may submit initial comments on the FCC’s proposals by February 2, 2018. Reply comments are due no later than March 5, 2018. Comments, which may be in letter form, can be filed electronically in the Commission’s WC Docket No. 17-310 through the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System or the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Access instructions to each are found in the Addresses section of the Federal Register Notice.