Medicare Incentive Payments in Health Professional Shortage Areas
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Physicians in geographic Health Professional Shortage
Areas (HPSAs) can
receive incentive payments from Medicare. Psychiatrists
practicing in mental health HPSAs are also eligible.
Payments are made on a quarterly basis, rather than
claim-by-claim, and are handled by each area's Medicare
CMS automatically makes bonus payments to most eligible
physicians. However, physicians who provide services in
eligible areas for which the zip code is not considered
dominant for the area will need to add a modifier to
their claims to receive the bonus payment.
Amount of funding
Physicians receive incentive payments from Medicare.
For information about the current Medicare incentive
payments, contact the appropriate
CMS regional offices.
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Medicare · Physicians · Reimbursement and payment models
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