WCB Waives RHC Rates Database and Certain Administrative Rules

By this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) waives sections 54.604(a) and 54.605(a) of the Commission’s rules, 1 the requirements that health care providers and service providers participating in the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program of the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program use the database of rates (Rates Database) to calculate urban and rural rates for funding years 2021 and 2022.

We also waive section 54.626(a), 2 the RHC Program service delivery deadline, and section 54.627(a), 3 the invoice filing deadline, in addition to providing relief with respect to the deadline to respond to information requests from the Universal Administrative Service Company (USAC).

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