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Getting the Most from Federal & State Loan
Repayment Programs: Guidance for Practitioners
and Practice Sites
Justin Crow, ...
• I, Justin Crow,
DO NOT have a financial
interest/arrangement or affiliation with
one or more organizations that could be...
Professional Shortage Areas
HPSA
MUA
Recruitment & Retention
Programs
Medicare
Bonus Pay
Health
Centers
J-1 Visa
Program
L...
Health Professional
Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
Intended to
identify areas
with workforce
shortages.
Guide placement
of profess...
Structure
• There are three categories of HPSAs based on health discipline:
1. primary medical care
2. dental
3. mental he...
More HPSA Maps: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/omhhe/primarycare/shortagedesignations/index.htm
• Geographic HPSA
– Based on population
in a Rational Service
Area
– Residents per provider
• Primary Care: Over
3,000
• D...
Facility HPSAs
• Auto-HPSAs
– Rural Health Clinics
– FQHCs
– FQHC Look-A-Likes
• Other HPSAs
– Federal/State Prison
– Stat...
Programs Using Shortage
Designations
Shortage Designation
Option
National Health
Service Corps
Federally
Qualified
Health ...
National Primary Care HPSAs
Physician Loan Repayment
Physician Loan Repayment
Loan Repayment Programs
National Health Service
Corps LRP
NHSC LRP
Parti...
NHSC LRP
ParticipantsEligibility
 US citizen or national
 Currently work, or applying to work, at an NHSC-
approved site...
Primary Care HPSA
• Eligible Providers
– Physicians (MD or
DO)
– Primary Care Nurse
Practitioner
– Certified Nurse-
Midwif...
Mental Health HPSA
• Eligible Providers
– Psychiatrist
– Clinical Psychologist
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker
– Psychia...
Dental Health HPSA
• Eligible Providers
– Family/General Dentist
– Geriatric Dentist
– Pediatric Dentist
– Dental Hygienis...
2-Years, full-time 2-Years half-time
HPSA Score 14 or higher Up to $50,000 Up to $25,000
HPSA Score 13 or lower Up to $30,...
2-Years, full-time 2-Years half-time
HPSA Score 14 or higher Up to $50,000 Up to $25,000
HPSA Score 13 or lower Up to $30,...
1. Review NHSC LRP Application & Guidelines
a) http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/loanrepaymentpr
ogram.html
2. Find a...
Current Sites
Virtual NHSC Job Fair
Oct. 20, 6:45-10:00PM
http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/corpsexperience/virtualjobfair/
NHSC SitesEligibility
 Located in a federally designated HPSA.
 See all patients regardless of ability to pay.
 Provide...
NHSC SitesEligible Site Types
– Federally Qualified Health
Centers
– FQHC Look-Alikes
– Correctional/Detention
Facilities
...
NHSC Sites
Student Scholarship
Program
Student to Service
Loan Repayment
Program
Community & Site
Development
Assistance
A...
NHSC Sites
1. Determine HPSA Status
a) http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx
b) A good time to conta...
Participant Eligibility
Virginia
SLRP
 US citizen or national
 Va residency is NOT required, but travel distance must be...
Virginia
SLRP
Eligible Site Types
– NHSC Sites &
The following sites located in a HPSA:
– Long-term care facilities.
– State Mental Heal...
2-Years, full-time
1st & 2nd Years
(Combined Service Obligation)
Up to $50,000 each year.
3rd & 4th Years
(Individually)
U...
1. Determine HPSA Status
a) http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx
b) A good time to contact Va. Prim...
Take home
• The interaction between HPSA designations &
Loan Programs is complex.
• Sites should look into Facility HPSA
d...
Thank you!!
Justin Crow, MPA
Justin.crow@vdh.virginia.gov
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/healthpolicy/primarycare/
Additional...
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Getting the Most from Federal & State Loan Repayment Programs

  1. 1. Getting the Most from Federal & State Loan Repayment Programs: Guidance for Practitioners and Practice Sites Justin Crow, MPA HPSA Designations & GIS Manager Head for the Hills SWVA GMEC Annual Conference October 9, 2015
  2. 2. • I, Justin Crow, DO NOT have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.
  3. 3. Professional Shortage Areas HPSA MUA Recruitment & Retention Programs Medicare Bonus Pay Health Centers J-1 Visa Program Loan Repayment +~25 more Physician Loan Repayment Virginia State Loan Repayment National Health Service Corps
  4. 4. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) Intended to identify areas with workforce shortages. Guide placement of professional recruitment & training resources.
  5. 5. Structure • There are three categories of HPSAs based on health discipline: 1. primary medical care 2. dental 3. mental health • For each discipline category, there are three types of HPSAs 1. geographic area 2. population group 3. facility • Medically Underserved Areas/Populations 1. similar to Primary Care HPSAs 2. but different 3. Designed for a program that no longer exists, but used for CHC eligibility
  6. 6. More HPSA Maps: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/omhhe/primarycare/shortagedesignations/index.htm
  7. 7. • Geographic HPSA – Based on population in a Rational Service Area – Residents per provider • Primary Care: Over 3,000 • Dental: Over 4,000 • Mental: Over 30,000 (Psychiatrists) – High Needs Option • E.g., Infant mortality greater than 20/1,000 live births • Population HPSA – Based on part of population in a Rational Service Area – Types of Population • Low income • Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker • Homeless • Medicaid Eligible • Native American Area HPSAs
  8. 8. Facility HPSAs • Auto-HPSAs – Rural Health Clinics – FQHCs – FQHC Look-A-Likes • Other HPSAs – Federal/State Prison – State Mental Health Hospitals – Other Public/Non- Profit Facilities • Can use area or facility score
  9. 9. Programs Using Shortage Designations Shortage Designation Option National Health Service Corps Federally Qualified Health Center Program CMS Medicare Incentive Payment CMS Rural Health Clinic Program J-1 Visa Waiver VA-SLRP Primary Care HPSA X X X X X Dental Care HPSA X X Mental Health HPSA X X X X Geographic HPSA X X X X X Population HPSA X X X X Facility HPSA X X X Exceptional MUP X X Medically Underserved Area X X X Medically Underserved Population X X State Governor's Certified Shortage Area X
  10. 10. National Primary Care HPSAs
  11. 11. Physician Loan Repayment Physician Loan Repayment Loan Repayment Programs National Health Service Corps LRP NHSC LRP Participants NHSC Sites State Loan Repayment Virginia SLRP
  12. 12. NHSC LRP ParticipantsEligibility  US citizen or national  Currently work, or applying to work, at an NHSC- approved site  Have unpaid student debt (gov’t or commercial) for tuition, reasonable education expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from other debt.  License to practice in the state where the employing NHSC-site is located.
  13. 13. Primary Care HPSA • Eligible Providers – Physicians (MD or DO) – Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Certified Nurse- Midwife – Physician Assistant NHSC LRP Participants • Eligible Specialties – Family Medicine – Internal Medicine – Pediatrics – OB/GYN – Geriatrics – Mental Health
  14. 14. Mental Health HPSA • Eligible Providers – Psychiatrist – Clinical Psychologist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Psychiatric Nurse Specialist – Marriage & Family Therapist – Licensed Professional Counselor NHSC LRP Participants
  15. 15. Dental Health HPSA • Eligible Providers – Family/General Dentist – Geriatric Dentist – Pediatric Dentist – Dental Hygienist NHSC LRP Participants
  16. 16. 2-Years, full-time 2-Years half-time HPSA Score 14 or higher Up to $50,000 Up to $25,000 HPSA Score 13 or lower Up to $30,000 Up to $15,000 NHSC LRP ParticipantsProgram Benefits Based on HPSA Score & Work Schedule Participants may re-apply after 2-year service obligation
  17. 17. 2-Years, full-time 2-Years half-time HPSA Score 14 or higher Up to $50,000 Up to $25,000 HPSA Score 13 or lower Up to $30,000 Up to $15,000 NHSC LRP ParticipantsProgram Benefits Based on HPSA Score & Work Schedule Participants may re-apply after 2-year service obligation Program is competitive—very competitive
  18. 18. 1. Review NHSC LRP Application & Guidelines a) http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/loanrepaymentpr ogram.html 2. Find a job at an NHSC site, or check your current job a) http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov 3. Apply during application window (Jan 2016) a) http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/howtoapply.html NHSC LRP Participants How to Apply
  19. 19. Current Sites Virtual NHSC Job Fair Oct. 20, 6:45-10:00PM http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/corpsexperience/virtualjobfair/
  20. 20. NHSC SitesEligibility  Located in a federally designated HPSA.  See all patients regardless of ability to pay.  Provide services on a discount (sliding scale) fee schedule.  Accept Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP/FAMIS.  Not discriminate on provision of services.  Document sound fiscal management.  Pay a competetive salary & benefits, and malpractice package.
  21. 21. NHSC SitesEligible Site Types – Federally Qualified Health Centers – FQHC Look-Alikes – Correctional/Detention Facilities – Certified Rural Health Clinics – Critical Access Hospitals – Community Mental Health Centers – State or County Health Departments – Community Outpatient Facilities – Private Practices – School-based Clinics – Mobile Units/Clinics – Free Clinics
  22. 22. NHSC Sites Student Scholarship Program Student to Service Loan Repayment Program Community & Site Development Assistance Access to NHSC Jobs Center Other Benefits
  23. 23. NHSC Sites 1. Determine HPSA Status a) http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx b) A good time to contact Va. Primary Care Office (me) 2. Review site application checklist a) http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/becomenhscapprovedsite/ 3. Apply during application window (March 2016) a) http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/requireddocumentation/index.html How to Apply
  24. 24. Participant Eligibility Virginia SLRP  US citizen or national  Va residency is NOT required, but travel distance must be 2 hrs or less each way.  Currently work, or applying to work full-time at an approved site.  Have unpaid student debt (gov’t or commercial) for tuition, reasonable education expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from other debt.  License to practice in Va.
  25. 25. Virginia SLRP
  26. 26. Eligible Site Types – NHSC Sites & The following sites located in a HPSA: – Long-term care facilities. – State Mental Health Facilities. – Critical Access Hospitals with a qualifying outpatient clinic. – Public or non-profit solo or group private practices. Virginia SLRP *Requires a matching contribution from the employer or other community sponsor.
  27. 27. 2-Years, full-time 1st & 2nd Years (Combined Service Obligation) Up to $50,000 each year. 3rd & 4th Years (Individually) Up to $20,000 each year. Total $140,000 Max Program Benefits Based on HPSA Score & Work Schedule Participants may re-apply after 2-year service obligation Virginia SLRP
  28. 28. 1. Determine HPSA Status a) http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/hpsafind.aspx b) A good time to contact Va. Primary Care Office (me) 2. Review Virginia SLRP Program a) http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OMHHE/primarycare/incentives/loanrepayment /slrp-overview.htm 3. Apply during application window (Jan 2016) a) Contact: olivette.burroughs@vdh.virginia.gov How to Apply Virginia SLRP
  29. 29. Take home • The interaction between HPSA designations & Loan Programs is complex. • Sites should look into Facility HPSA designations & NHSC Site Applications. • Physicians may apply for NHSC and/or Virginia State LRPs. • All interested parties should contact the Virginia Primary Care Office.
  30. 30. Thank you!! Justin Crow, MPA Justin.crow@vdh.virginia.gov http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/healthpolicy/primarycare/ Additional Contacts: HPSA & NHSC Programs Anna Riggan Anna.Riggan@vdh.virginia.gov Virginia State Loan Repayment Program: Olivette Burroughs Olivette.Burroughs@vdh.virginia.gov

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