Rural Health Care

Step 9 Submit Annual Report

The consortium leader must submit an annual report to USAC, which will include information that allows the FCC to assess progress towards the performance goals and measures of the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program. The consortium leader must file the annual report on or before September 30 for the preceding funding year.

FY2016 Annual Reporting Requirement

For Funding Year (FY) 2016, to supplement the information collected from forms filed by consortia, the FCC requires HCF consortia who received funding in FY2016 (July 1 2016 – June 30, 2017) to submit information to USAC about the telehealth applications used during the funding year.

How to Submit the FY2016 Annual Report Questionnaire

  1. Open the HCF Program annual report template.
  2. In the “Telehealth Services” tab, review the telehealth applications in column A and use the dropdown menu in column B to select “Yes” for each telehealth application for which the consortium received funding in FY2016.
  3. Save the template with a file name that includes the consortium name and HCP number.
  4. Email the completed template to RHC-assist@usac.org by September 30, 2017.

HCF Program consortia that also applied for Pilot Program funding should use the Pilot Program annual report template to submit their annual report information for the Pilot Program.

Failure to submit the required annual report(s) by the deadline may result in the denial of program funding. Note that HCF Program template differs from the Pilot Program template; specifically, while the HCF Program template includes one tab, the Pilot Program template includes two tabs, both of which must be completed.

Past Annual Reporting Requirements

For Funding Year (FY) 2015, to supplement the information collected from forms filed by consortia, the FCC required HCF consortia to submit information to USAC about the telehealth applications used during the funding year. HCF consortia were required to submit this additional data to USAC using this Excel template via email to RHC-Assist@usac.org by September 30, 2016.

HCF Program consortia that also applied for Pilot Program funding were required to use the Pilot Program annual report template  to submit their annual report information for the Pilot Program.

For FY2014, all necessary annual report information was collected by USAC and the FCC using data from forms filed by HCF and Pilot Program consortia; thus, the consortia were not required to re-submit this data. For more information on the FY2014 annual reporting requirements for HCF and Pilot Program consortia, see Public Notice (DA 15-1005).

For FY2013, the FCC waived the annual reporting requirement for all HCF and Pilot Program consortia. For more information on the FY2013 annual reporting requirements for HCF and Pilot Program consortia, see Order, DA 14-854.