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PSC Makes $1.5 Million Available for the Nebraska Telehealth Program

PSC Makes $1.5 Million Available for the Nebraska Telehealth Program

The application window to receive support from the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), Nebraska Telehealth program is now open.

The Commission approved an Order (NUSF-57) detailing the program and application process in early January.

“Our ongoing global health crisis has amplified the need for telemedicine and virtual medical services,” said commission chair Mary Ridder. “By supplementing federal dollars, we hope to provide additional resources for telehealth services here in Nebraska.”

The Commission allocated $1.5 million from the Nebraska Universal Services Fund (NUSF) for the Nebraska Telehealth program for fiscal year 2021. Applicants will be required to demonstrate participation in the federal Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) in order to be eligible for state NUSF Telehealth program support.

The application window runs through April 15. An application form along with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found on the NUSF page of the PSC website.

Ridder said, “We encourage rural health entities that meet the requirements to apply for this additional support.”

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