Bureau Grants 60-Day Extension of Healthcare Connect Fund Invoice Deadline

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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released an Order granting a limited waiver of the invoice filing deadline for all applicants under the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) program for funding year 2013. The waiver provides a single onetime 60-day extension of the invoice filing deadline. Under the HCF program, eligible health care providers or a consortium of providers may apply for funding for eligible advanced telecommunications and information services necessary for the provision of health care. Once a health care provider begins receiving services, it must submit an FCC Form 463 (Invoice and Request for Disbursement Form) to USAC in order to receive funding from the HCF. For funding year 2013 funding commitments ending on June 30, 2014, the FCC Form 463 should have been submitted to USAC by December 31, 2014. The Bureau’s grant of a one-time 60-day extension will provide these applicants with an extension until March 2, 2015 to file their FCC Forms 463 and any necessary supporting documentation. For those applicants whose funding commitments ended prior to June 30, 2014, the 60-day extension will begin six months after the end date of their funding commitment.

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