shortage area

shortage area

[shôr′tij]
Etymology: AS, sceort + L, acticum, process
a geographic area, county as a census tract, or area designated by the federal government as being undersupplied with certain kinds of health care services. A shortage area may be eligible for aid under certain federal programs, including the National Health Service Corps or the Rural Clinics Assistance Act.
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Recipients are required to commit to three years of veterinary service in a designated veterinary shortage area.
Many people live in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), which means they go without essential health services or have to travel long distances to see a primary health care provider.
Across the country, and in New Hampshire, science teachers are considered a "critical shortage area," specifically in middle school and some high school science classes.
Each requires that the provider practice in a designated shortage area and see all patients regardless of their ability to pay; including Medicaid, Medicare, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
4 million people, live in a dental health professional shortage area, according to data on designated Dental Health Professional shortage areas from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In the base model, the dependent variable was whether the zip code was a PCP shortage area.
Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 over five years under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and even more if they provide services in a health professional shortage area.
Formulas were developed to determine a health professions shortage area (HPSA) and a medically underserved area (MUA).
Located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
Qualifying practitioners providing care in a health profession a shortage area will receive a 10 percent bonus on hospital visit codes that are typical of primary medicine.
In return for a commitment to serve for three years in a designated veterinary shortage area, the program may repay up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year.
In Baltimore, the shortage of primary care has been long standing, and Baltimore is a federally designated primary care physician shortage area.