CHC Consulting leverages their expertise in telecommunication management to dial down the cost of telecom services and network infrastructure. Through our USAC program, we deliver funding while looking for lower rates, and we always save our hospital clients money. Always.
Rural hospitals tend to pay more for telecommunications services, but CHC Consulting is changing that, one hospital at a time. We maximize your access to federal funding so you save more – often 60 to 90 percent – on your telecom costs.
The savings come from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Each year USAC makes available $400 million in funding through the Rural Health Care (RHC) Programs to ensure that qualifying rural healthcare providers — or urban-area hospitals that draw from rural areas or have rural clinics — can obtain telecom services at rates comparable to urban providers. To account for inflation, the cap for the current funding year (2020) increased to $604,759,306.
As an additional benefit, RHC’s Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) allows healthcare systems to request support as a single entity including non-rural facilities that are part of a largely rural consortium.
Our Services Include:
Turnkey Solution: CHC Consulting takes charge of Funding Process Management including strategy, eligibility and application, as well as the RFP, bidding and negotiation processes. We also help with documentation to USAC and ongoing monitoring and reapplication to USAC in future years.
Program Evaluation and Planning: We analyze your hospital’s current telecommunications services and costs. Based on that information, we make recommendations to improve your service and reduce your cost.
Training and Support: Onsite or web-based support and training options for your staff.
HCF Consortium Setup: CHC Consulting helps qualified healthcare providers establish their own consortium and obtain funding.
USAC Program Denial Appeal Support: CHC Consulting can jump in and work on your behalf to adjudicate denied funding requests.