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Health care shortage areas

United States. General Accounting Office

Health care shortage areas

designations not a useful tool for directing resources to the underserved : report to Congressional committees

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services.,
    • Health services accessibility -- United States -- Evaluation.,
    • Medically underserved areas -- United States -- Evaluation.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesDesignations not a useful tool for directing resources to the underserved
      StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
      LC ClassificationsRA410.53 .U535 1995a
      The Physical Object
      Pagination55 p. :
      Number of Pages55
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL921837M
      LC Control Number95219856

      Health care organizations, specifically hospitals have significantly felt the impact of nursing shortage. Nurses are an integral part of any health care organization; and are known to the health care community as front line workers. The following outline is to discuss a health care situation such as nursing shortage in hospital settings. Many rural communities continue to experience shortages of physicians; as of midyear , 1, non-metropolitan areas or populations were designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) (US Dept of Health and Human Services, unpublished data, ), and % of all rural hospitals lost money compared to 32% of urban hospitals under.

        New report reveals alarming shortage of country doctors of the huge disparities in care across the country. Some rural areas are so severely ‘under-doctored of Health and Social Care. Ongoing staff shortages in healthcare is a real problem that makes providing patient-centered care a daunting task. As per a recent report by CNN, the United States will need to hire million new healthcare workers by to be able to take care of the aging population qualitatively.

      The shortage is expected to impact our hospitals, nursing homes and skilled care facilities, as well as the home health care and hospice industry. Take a look at the statistics: America’s three million nurses make up the largest segment of the health-care workforce in the U.S., and nursing is currently one of the fastest-growing occupations. The Shortage Designation Program provides technical assistance to clinics and healthcare providers seeking recognition as a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for Primary Care, Dental Health, and Mental Health disciplines or Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population (MUA/MUP).

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Shortage Areas. Some geographic areas, populations, and facilities have too few primary care, dental and mental health providers and services. HRSA works with state partners to determine which of these should be shortage designations, and are therefore eligible to receive certain federal resources.

Find Shortage Areas by Address. Enter an address to determine if it is in a shortage area: Geographic or Population HPSA or MUA/P and the details about that shortage area.

Results can be viewed as text or on a map. Search Shortage Areas by Address. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designations that indicate health care provider shortages in primary care, dental health; or mental health. These shortages may be geographic- population- or facility-based: Geographic Area.

A shortage of providers for the entire population within a defined geographic area. Population Groups. Doctor Shortages Leave Some Rural Americans Without Access To Health Care: Shots - Health News A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance.

But practicing in a small town is a. People living in mental health professional shortage areas: million, according to the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services. Primary care physicians who reported difficulty referring patients for mental health care: 2 out of 3, the Health Affairs report notes.

That’s twice the number reported for any other specialty. klahoma health workforce ata book o 4d oklahoma health workforce data book oklahoma state department of health center for health innovation and effectiveness office of primary care and rural health development statewide access to care planning table of contents executive summary / introduction 5 health professional shortage areas 6 medically underserved areas.

Examines policy, economics, planning challenges, health professional shortage areas, and other issues related to the rural healthcare workforce. These include supply and demand, distribution and characteristics of the workforce, licensure, certification, and scope of practice issues, and policies that can be used to improve the rural healthcare workforce.

Shortage Area Designations. The Primary Care Office evaluates shortage area designations to ensure underserved communities in Montana may participate in federal and state programs targeting their unique needs.

The shortage designations include Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P). The nation’s shortage of doctors in this country is estimated to potentially reachby The alternative is the health care version of global warming – too few resources for an.

The healthcare industry is currently facing healthcare provider shortage areas (HPSAs) in three main medical disciplines: dental health, primary care, and mental health. In primary care, the provider shortage is over 7, physicians, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

The Medicare and Medicaid Data Book. Baltimore MD: Health Care Financing Administration; HCFA publication no. U.S. General Accounting Office. Health Care Shortage Areas. Designation is Not a Useful Tool for Directing Resources to the Underserved. Washington, DC: U.S.

General Accounting Office; GAO/T-HEHS Health care, health-care, or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals in allied health fields.

Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals. Today’s healthcare environment is complicated. When it’s tough to know the true cost and quality of care, you could be overpaying and putting your health at risk. That’s where we come in. Healthcare Bluebook's simple digital tool helps you navigate to the best care for you.

Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA): designations that indicate health care provider shortages in Primary Care, Dental Health, and/or Mental Health.

Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population (MUA/MUP): designations that identify geographic areas and populations with a lack of access to primary care services.

The critical shortage of protective equipment for health care workers could be a major obstacle to recruiting additional nurses. The American Nurses Association has warned that a lack of personal. In order for an area to be eligible for the Medicare HPSA bonus, it must be designated by HRSA as a primary care or mental health geographic HPSA as of December 31 of the prior year.

Questions. Physicians should direct questions as to why a particular location is designated as a shortage area to the HRSA at [email protected] The full address of the. Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) & Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Designations. HPSA and MUA/P Program Overview.

This overview is intended to provide basic information on some of the fundamental concepts of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designations. 8 hours ago  Another community-based organization, the Atlanta chapter of Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals, said that from April to June the organization gave out o cloth masks to health care.

Health Professional Shortage Area Designations: HPSAs, MUAs and MUPs. One major responsibility of the Alaska Primary Care Office is to recommend to the Bureau of Health Professions, Shortage Designation Branch, areas and/or populations within the state that are considered to be Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

The shortage of primary health care providers including Advanced Practice Providers in North Carolina is significant, particularly in the state’s rural and underserved areas.

There is also a severe shortage of behavioral health providers and dental professionals who serve Medicaid, uninsured and low-income patients. 1 Health Care Workforce Distribution and Shortage Issues in Rural America Executive Summary Background: The quality and functionality of a health care delivery system depend on the availability of medical personnel and infrastructure to provide needed services.i Rural communities generally have fewer physicians, nurses, specialists, and other.The authorizing statute for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) created Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) to fulfill the statutory requirement that NHSC personnel be directed to areas of greatest need.

HPSAs are used to identify areas, populations groups, or facilities within the United States that are experiencing a shortage of health care professionals.History Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps), established under the U.S.

Public Health Service Act (Sections (MUA/P) and (HPSA)), are federal designations of geographic areas, population groups, or facilities which meet the criteria as needing additional primary care services.