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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6 million Arizonans live in a federally designated dental health professional shortage area.
79% 100 HPSA: Health Professional Shortage Area Source: Reference 15
Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Scores by County
The United Stated Department of Education (USDOE) Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) Nationwide List does not define what constitutes a "teacher shortage area" but only if there is or isn't "an inadequate supply of elementary or secondary school teachers" (USDOE, 2015, p.
Medicare patients currently are eligible for telehealth services only if they present from a rural health professional shortage area (HPSA) outside of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or in a rural census tract.
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)