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Rural America Faces Shortage of Physicians to Care for Rapidly Aging Population
Discusses the problem of physician shortages in rural areas, the role of foreign-born physicians who serve in high-need areas, and physician training programs that specifically target rural practice.
Author(s): Janis Orlowski, Michael Dill
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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Primary Care Office Manual
Gives the history of Primary Care Office (PCO) funding, and is intended to help PCO staff with program expectations, including needs assessment, reporting requirements, and an understanding of the federal organizational structure overseeing operations. Includes information to support collaboration between PCOs and State Offices of Rural Health, and resources for shortage designations, recruitment and retention, the J-1 Visa Waiver program, health center development, and grant and cooperative agreement management.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Health Professional Shortage Area Physician Bonus Program
Provides an overview of the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Physician Bonus Program and explains how bonus payments are calculated and paid. Includes information related to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) as well as primary care and mental health HPSAs.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan mental health HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan mental health HPSAs on another. Data source: HRSA Data Warehouse.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: HRSA Data Warehouse.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Primary Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan primary care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan primary care HPSAs on another. Data source: HRSA Data Warehouse.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas: Final Report to the Secretary
Contains recommendations and documentation of the Negotiated Rulemaking (NRM) Committee to influence methodologies used to determine Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Additional links: Appendices and Addenda, Attachments
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Designating Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Populations / Medically Underserved Areas: A Primer on Basic Issues to Resolve
Purpose of this paper is to help interested parties consider issues related to the designation of MUAs, MUPs, and HPSAs. Paper includes narrative describing key issues and a table summarizing how the designations establish eligibility for programs important to rural medical care delivery.
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, Jennifer P. Lundblad, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Health Care Shortage Designations: HPSA, MUA, and TBD
Reviews the methodologies utilized in the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and the Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designations, identifies federal programs that use these designations to allocate resources, describes proposals to consolidate and improve these designations, and discusses the Affordable Care Act provision to harmonize the two designations.
Author(s): Eileen Salinsky
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Health Policy Forum
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Persistent Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Health Care Access in Rural America
Examines the persistence of primary care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation among rural counties, and the role of low population, low socioeconomic status, and limited access to healthcare services in perpetuating that designation.
Author(s): Mark P. Doescher, Meredith A. Fordyce, Susan M. Skillman, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Roger A. Rosenblatt
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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HPSA Find
Search tool for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Allows searching by state, county, or ID number.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
A map of the U.S. displaying Medically Underserved Population (MUP) and Medically Underserved Area (MUA) designated regions.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Mental Health
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and HPSA scores for mental health by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Dental Health
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and HPSA scores for dental health by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Primary Care
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and HPSA scores for primary care by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Application and Scoring Process
Provides Health Professional Shortage Area designations based on general HPSA designation criteria, plus additional criteria and guidelines specific to each of the three types of designations: primary care, dental and mental health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Find Shortage Areas: HPSA & MUA/P by Address
Searchable tool for identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) by address.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Primary Care Offices (PCOs) represent the needs of the underserved populations and the providers who serve them. These offices can provide designation application help and State shortage information as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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Shortage Designation: Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Provides information on how to apply for and locate shortage designations. Includes Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Guidelines for Medically Underserved Area and Population Designation
Supplies guidelines for use in applying the established Criteria for Designation of Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Populations (MUPs). Describes three methods for designation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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MUA Find
Search for Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs). Allows searching by state, county, or ID number. Includes designation status and date.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Last Updated: 11/20/2017