On August 13, 2018, the Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on an Emergency Petition filed by TracFone Wireless, Inc. (“TracFone”) for an Order Directing USAC to Alter the Implementation of the National Verifier (“NV”) to Optimize the Automated and Manual Eligibility Verification Processes (WC Docket Nos. 17-287, 11-42, 09-197).

TracFone specifically asks that the Commission direct USAC to expedite efforts to obtain access to key databases, or postpose including a state in a hard launch of the NV until access to such key databases has been secured. Alternatively, it requests that the Commission direct USAC to accept documentation produced through third parties’ automated access to state databases as part of the NV’s manual processes, including managed care organization proof of Medicaid eligibility.

Comments are due September 12, 2018.

Reply comments are due September 28, 2018.

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