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Shortage Designation: Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations

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Is this a Health Professional Shortage Area or Medically Underserved Population

Programs

These programs benefit Shortage Areas:

Health Center Program grants to providers in underserved areas

Rural Health Clinic Program cost-based reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare HPSA Bonus Payment for physicians

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs for primary care health professionals and students

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program for health professions students

Exchange Visitor Program for foreign physicians with J-1 visas working in shortage areas