physician shortage area

physician shortage area

A rural and/or low income region–eg, inner city with few practicing physicians–eg, < 1 physician/5000. See Manpower shortage. Cf Brain drain, Physician oversupply.

physician shortage area

A geographic region with an inadequate supply of physicians, usually one where more than 400 people live for each physician in residence.
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In other words, only these organizations, would have the capability to bill medicare for a telehealth consultation when located in a location CMS designates as a healthcare physician shortage area (HPSA).
The heightened odds of being in a physician shortage area for Hispanic zip codes actually declined with greater segregation, as measured by the isolation index.
In Baltimore, the shortage of primary care has been long standing, and Baltimore is a federally designated primary care physician shortage area.
7079 KOON Provides for an income tax credit for physicians who agree to practice their specialty in areas designated by the regents as a designated physician shortage area.
Instead, we examined whether or not patients lived in a physician shortage area.
Resource availability was measured by residence in a physician shortage area, whether the hospital was a major (resident-bed ratio of 0.
They also were significantly more likely to live in a physician shortage area.
Suppose the federal government has designated your part of the state as a physician shortage area, but charges haven't gone up and you still have lots of openings for new patients in your practice.
The agency set a minimum threshold for including "essential community providers," those who traditionally treat low-income patients or work in physician shortage areas, such as federally qualified health centers.
International medical graduates have become an integral part of providing medical care in federally designated physician shortage areas, according to results from a recent study.
The PAFP has asked for an expansion of the existing program in years past and already works closely with the Department of Health to promote the program and get family physicians into physician shortage areas.
Some states have opted to also cover the services of certified registered nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse specialists-mainly because these practitioners are willing to provide needed services in physician shortage areas.

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