Date/Time: Wednesday, December 16, 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Presented by the FCBA Telehealth Committee and the FCBA Engineering and Technical Committee


12:15 – 12:25 p.m.     Opening Remarks
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

12:25 – 1:15 p.m.       FCC Funding and Programs
Telehealth has expanded dramatically in the wake of the global pandemic.  The FCC’s distribution of $200M in COVID-19 funding by virtue of the CARES Act, the Connected Care Pilot Program, plus other FCC programs are helping to support the unprecedented growth of virtual care.  This rapid change has helped meet the immediate demand during the pandemic and provides useful lessons and insights for telehealth. Experts from the FCC and the private sector will discuss the FCC’s role in regulating and funding telehealth, current and future developments, and practical considerations when obtaining FCC funding.

Bob Primosch, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Kyle Zebley, Director, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association
Kevin Harper, Director of Government Affairs, Teladoc Health
Karen Onyeije, Associate General Counsel; Chief of Staff, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force
Dr. Michael Gibbons, Senior Consultant, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force
Arielle Mancuso, Research Fellow, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.         FCC Funds at Work: Expanding Remote Care During COVID-19 and Beyond
Healthcare organizations rapidly pivoted to find new ways to deliver care during the pandemic.  This required mobilizing to secure funding, as well as building new infrastructures and teams.  Experts from hospitals and health systems will share insights about obtaining funding and how it was put to work.  They will also feature the ways the funding facilitates public health during the pandemic and beyond.

Michelle Baker, Co-Chair, FCBA Telehealth Committee; EVP, Health Integration, Ketchum

Brian Scarpelli, Chair, FCBA Engineering and Technology Committee; Senior Counsel, Connected Health Initiative
Dr. Karen Rheuban, Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, University of Virginia
Dr. Neal Sikka, Chief, Innovative Practice Section and Associate Professor, George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine
Jessica Zhang, Senior Manager, Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA), Boston Children’s Hospital

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Private Sector Members: $135
Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members: $50
Law Student Members: Free
Non-Members: $205


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