Rural Health Care

ANNUAL REPORT

FY2016 Annual Reporting Requirements

For Funding Year (FY) 2016, to supplement the information collected from forms filed by consortia, the FCC requires all RHC Program consortia to submit information to USAC about the telehealth applications used during the funding year. Additionally for FY2016, the FCC requires Pilot Program consortia to submit to USAC the number of competitive bids they received and the bid evaluation criteria and associated weighting they used.

How to Submit the FY2016 Annual Report Questionnaire
  1. Open the Pilot 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. If the consortium bid for services in FY2016, the consortium must also complete the “Competitive Bidding Information” tab. To complete the “Competitive Bidding Information” tab, enter the consortium number, RFP/application number, number of bidders, and weight in the designated cells, and select the evaluation criteria using the dropdowns in column F.
  4. Save the template with a file name that includes the consortium name and HCP number.
  5. Email the completed template to RHC-assist@usac.org by September 30, 2017.

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

FY2015 Annual Reporting Requirement

For Funding Year (FY) 2015, to supplement the information collected from forms filed by consortia, the FCC required all RHC Program consortia to submit information to USAC about the telehealth applications used during the funding year. Additionally for FY2015, the FCC required Pilot Program consortia to submit to USAC the number of competitive bids received and the bid evaluation criteria and associated weighting used. Pilot Program consortia were required to submit this additional data to USAC using this FY2015 Excel template via email to RHC-Assist@usac.org by September 30, 2016. Template file names should include the Pilot Program consortium name and number.

Pilot Program consortia that applied for HCF Program funding were also required to submit the FY2015 HCF Program annual report template to submit their annual report information for the HCF Program.