Navigation Links
HHS Extends Comment Period on Proposed MUP/HPSA Rule

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to public requests, HHS and the Health Resources and Services Administration have extended until May 29, 2008, the comment period on the proposed rule, "Designation of Medically Underserved Populations (MUP) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)" (73 FR 11232).

A Federal Register notice dated April 21, 2008, extends the comment period and offers clarifications on aspects of the proposed rule, first published in the FR on Feb. 29, 2008 (

HRSA extended the comment period in response to concerns that publication of the proposed rule has created misapprehension among health center grantees regarding their ability to meet the proposed MUP/HPSA designation criteria, in particular their eligibility for current or expanded health center funding opportunities.

The proposed rule includes three methods for making funding eligibility designations -- Tier 1, Tier 2, and Safety Net Facility. The proposed rule gives none of these three designations an advantage in determining eligibility for current, new or expanded health center funds. Entities designated under any of the three methods will be equally eligible to compete for new or expanded health center funds. Similarly, all entities under the three designations will be equally eligible to compete for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) placements.

HRSA recently updated its analysis of the impact of the proposed regulation on health centers using the most current health center data available from 2006 and found that, at most, only 16 of 1,001 health center grantees -- just 1.6 percent of the total -- would need to include state or local data to seek to maintain current designation status.

As previously stated, the proposed rule is intended to improve the way underserved areas are designated by:

-- Simplifying and consolidating two processes of determining underserved areas into one;

-- Improving the identification of areas of need; and by

-- Reducing the data reporting burden for obtaining designations.

HRSA invites comments on the issues involved in the proposed rule; the agency will respond to the comments received upon publishing the final rule.

Additional information is available at:

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit

SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Siemens Extends Tender Offer for Acquisition of Dade Behring
2. Global Med Technologies(R) Extends Its Worldwide Outreach
3. Baxa Corporation Extends Global Reach With New Distribution Agreements in Colombia and the Dominican Republic
4. NIH/NCI renews and extends nationwide license for Genomatix software and databases
5. Design Resource Extends Support for Orthopaedic and Cardiovascular Devices
6. Kerry Extends, Improves Small Business Innovation Program
7. amfAR Appoints New Leadership as AIDS Research Organization Extends Its Global Reach
8. Emdeon Business Services Extends Market Leadership With New Dental Eligibility Payers
9. QMed, Inc. Extends Agreement & Receives $550,000 Performance Bonus
10. Roche Extends Tender Offer for Ventana
11. Oncology Physician Resource (OPR) Extends Agreement With OTN and Onmark as Oncology Services Partner
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and ... their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took ... the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: