Title

Designating Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Populations/Medically Underserved Areas: A Primer on Basic Issues to Resolve

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Keywords

Cutler Institute, Population Health and Health Policy, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to help interested parties consider issues related to the designation of Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs), and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The paper includes narrative describing key issues and a table summarizing how the designations establish eligibility for programs important to rural medical care delivery.

Comments

Report

Funding Organization or Grant

This report was funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services.

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