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

April 13-15, Rockville, Maryland
Meeting Notice


The meeting included a 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 Friday meeting also included development of the agenda for the next meeting and, in the afternoon, members of the public had the opportunity to provide comments.

The meeting was open to the public.

Draft Agenda (PDF - 3 pages)
Summary Meeting Minutes (PDF - 15 pages)

Meeting Materials

* Materials were created for the informative use of the Committee only and are not meant to be official documents from HRSA.

Notes from Facilities Designations Conference Call (PDF - 4 pages)

Medically Underserved Populations – Streamlined and Non-Streamlined Processes (PDF - 3 pages)

Examples of Different Models for Scoring Components in HPSA and MUA Designation: Discussion Paper for the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (PPT - 78 KB)

Weighting and Combining Model (XLS - 14 KB)

Preliminary Population to Provider Ratio Analyses (PPT - 364 KB)

Barriers Workgroup – Risk Factors for Access Problems (PDF - 5 pages)

Ability to Pay Workgroup Report (PPT - 63 KB)

Public Comment

Written Comment from Annette Kowal, Chief Executive Officer and Ross Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Community Health Network (PDF - 2 pages)