Federal Benefits Requiring Designation

 




Shortage Designation Option


National Health
Service Corps

Federally Qualified Health Center Program


CMS* Medicare Incentive
Payment

CMS * Rural Health
Clinic Program




J-1 Visa Program

Primary Care HPSA

X


X

X

X

Dental Care HPSA

X





Mental Health HPSA

X


X


X

Geographic HPSA

X


X

X

X

Population HPSA

X



X

X

Facility HPSA

X




X

Exceptional MUP


X**



X

Medically Underserved Area


X**


X

X

Medically Underserved Population


X**



X

State Governor’s Certified Shortage Area




X


 


 

*Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

**A FQHC must be located in or adjacent to a medically underserved area or population. In some cases, this designation must be done through the governor's office when the underserved area or population does not meet the criteria for a federal designation but the unmet need is still significant.

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