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.

IPHCA Springfield Office
500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701

IPHCA Chicago Office

542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL  60605