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Department of Health and Human Services
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of MUPs and HPSAs
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Thirteenth Meeting

October 12-13, 2011, Alexandria, Virginia

The meeting was held on Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13, 2011, and was the last meeting of the Committee.

The main purpose was to review the draft report reflecting decisions and deliberations prior to this meeting. The meeting included a review of 

  • the major recommendations (regarding new methodologies) for the designation of Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas, 
  • the justification and support for these decisions, and 
  • the approval of the draft report (to be prepared in final discussion of various components) of a possible methodology for identifying areas of shortage and underservice, based on the recommendations of the Committee in the previous meeting. 

The meeting was open to the public.

Meeting Materials

Geographic HPSA Model (PDF - 69 KB)

MUA Model (PDF - 72 KB)

Proposed Geographic HPSA and MUA Methodologies: Additions and Subtractions (PDF - 60 KB)

Potential Options for Alternative Population Designation Scoring Approaches (PDF - 64 KB)

The HPSA Curve Explained (PDF - 548 KB)

DRAFT Exceptional Medically Underserved Population (PDF - 89 KB)

Pre-Impact Test of Low-Income MUP and Pop HPSA (PPT - 289 KB)

Public Comment

Designation of people with serious mental illnesses as a special medically underserved population (PDF - 84 KB)
Horizon House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania