We hired HPSA Acumen to orchestrate a Geographic HPSA designation for our medical service area. Gaining such a designation had always been impossible due to our proximity to the city of Raleigh, NC yet today we are designated and our entire physician network is receiving a 10% Medicare bonus.
Through Acumen's expertise, we received the only designation approved in North Carolina in the first eight months of the year. Since then, they flew in and delivered a PR presentation to our physicians, advanced practitioners, and billing staff - answering all questions on how to make use of the benefits. They handled the process from start to finish and now we are enjoying the benefits.
HPSA Acumen accomplished a primary care HPSA designation when others over the years could not do so. Not only did they obtain for us a much desired HPSA designation we needed for J-1 Visa recruitment, they accomplished it in record time.
Marijka Lampard and her firm are very knowledgeable on HPSA and the benefits. In a conference call, they helped our C-Suite to understand easily the HPSA program which is complicated. They then took the project from start to finish keeping us informed along the way. Our staff found them a pleasure to deal with too.
We hope to retain HPSA Acumen for future services so that we may take full advantage of all HPSA benefits. We are very grateful to have found HPSA Acumen and strongly recommend them.
Huron is a small county in Ohio with two hospitals. HPSA Acumen was able to make an agreement with both hospitals to share the costs of a primary care HPSA designation. This was beneficial to both hospitals and encouraged cooperation to the credit of both hospitals. They did the same for our sister hospital in Seneca County and Fostoria in an adjacent county.
Once designated, HPSA Acumen was able to get our RNs and Nurse Practitioners on Loan forgiveness. They also search for grants for us on a weekly basis. We look forward to their continued HPSA Benefit Support Service.
We had not been designated for primary care in over twenty years. Thanks to HPSA Acumen, we are today. We are very pleased to recommend this company.
You run a very impressive company. We thank you for the quick turnaround of our HPSA designation! It is certainly going to help us in many ways. I would like to see a contract on the benefit support service you offer. We are not involved in dentistry at this time, but would like to know more about the wonderful services you offer.
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center contracted with Ms. Lampard to perform the preliminary research and investigation necessary to determine if our rural geographic area met the conditions to be designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Once that determination was made, she provided the probability of a successful designation and completed all aspects of the application's submission. She personally visited our hospital, gathered additional necessary information directly from physicians and office managers in their respective practices, and kept us updated on every level of the application process.
Due to Ms. Lampard's efforts, we successfully obtained a new primary care designation as a HPSA. She then provided a billing seminar to our physician's office staff to teach them the proper billing techniques to obtain the full incentive payment from Medicare for practicing in a HPSA. We received very positive feedback from those present at the seminar that it was both fun and informative.
We fully expect to utilize HPSA Acumen again in three years when it is time to be re-evaluated and a new application for re-designation is due. She has proven to be a valuable resource for our existing physician practices and in the recruitment of new physicians, which in turn benefits our community's healthcare needs.
Many thanks fr the expertise you provided during our effort to renew our HPSA designation for another four years. Our hospital was on the provisional list to have the HPSA designation retired.
Through your detailed analysis and contacts with the North Carolina state agency, you were able to negotiate our re validation application to a successful conclusion - a four year HPSA county-wide designation.
The designation means a lot to us as we compete with surrounding service areas for qualified professional practitioners.
I have had a two year working relationship with Marijka Lampard and her firm HPSA Acumen Inc. Her firm has accomplished many HPSA designations for Mission Health. Their HPSA Benefit Support service has proven to be invaluable for site validation, obtaining loan forgiveness for providers, explaining the HPSA process, and obtaining the benefits thereof.
This past year we hired them to assess Geriatric Psychiatry coverage of nursing homes, ED and Rehab centers. Their work was outstanding on all parts. As far as follow up, the results were powerful. Their research and delivery nailed it. I have to state that their surveyors must be stubbornly persistent in order to obtain the level of quality data that they did.
I highly recommend this firm for HPSA work and any evidence based assessments they consider within their scoop.
Before we met Marijka Lampard, our facility knew nothing about healthcare personal shortage areas or any of the work that went into the designation. Marijka and her staff did a phenomenal amount of legwork in researching and writing a proposal and following through with the regulatory agencies. We are very pleased to say that the investment with Marijka was well worth the return. Our physicians are very pleased with the results as is our hospital.
Marijka and her staff do a great job with follow through and we are very pleased.
HPSA Acumen Inc. orchestrated a Geographic Health Professional Shortage Area designation for our medical network that was approved this June. For the next three years our physicians will receive a 10% Medicare bonus. Furthermore, each of our primary care physicians have the opportunity to receive $160,000 each to pay down medical education loans.
HPSA Acumen Inc. flew in to deliver education seminars to our administrative team, physicians, and billers. They provided materials to quickly explain how to make use of each of the benefits. And, they continue to provide support to answer any questions, making the whole process a hassle-free success. We are very pleased with the service and would recommend this company.
HPSA Acumen Inc. worked with the state and Federal government to orchestrate a Health Professional Shortage Area designation for us in record time. HPSA Acumen Inc. supported this proposal from start to finish. The government asked for an assessment of supply well beyond the required regulations. However, before the end of the year, HPSA Acumen Inc. had completed a census of the medical networks within our county and all adjacent counties.
Now we have a designation that will pay a 10% Medicare bonus to all physicians, help us recruit foreign physicians on J-1 visa waiver, and obtain both Federal and state loan repayment for our physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. We recommend HPSA Acumen Inc. for they provided a hassle-free solution that brought an incredible return on our investment.
We were in the process of setting up a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and the final piece to the puzzle was being in a HPSA designation. We called HPSA Acumen in February of 2016 and asked for their intervention. They worked with the Arkansas Department of Health to expand our partial county HPSA to include the proposed RHC site. By June we had a state approval and on September 2nd we received our Federal approval of the expanded HPSA designation.
It would have been near impossible to secure this designation on our own. If you need a HPSA, I recommend you call HPSA Acumen.
HPSA Acumen is a company with integrity and years of experience. I hired them to renew a Mental HPSA for my county in Kansas. They surveyed the project three different ways to ensure that we obtained the highest score possible. They consistently provided me with customer service and answered any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. I highly recommend them to any facilities that could use their services. You will find they have integrity and will bend over backwards to meet your needs.
HPSA Acumen provided excellent service and outcomes for our hospital. They addressed the loss of our HPSA status by completing an excellent, thorough, and comprehensive report for review by the State of Ohio. They followed up consistently with the reviewers and worked through all of the roadblocks and issues that prevented us from successfully receiving the designation in the past. And most importantly, they spearheaded a successful 4-year HPSA designation for our facility. Without doubt, we couldn't have done it without HPSA Acumen. We recommend them to anyone considering a HPSA designation.
On behalf of the Southwest Arizona Futures Forum, I would like to thank you for teaming with us to make our recent plenary session, "Improving the Health of Our Community" a tremendous success. As a Panel Speaker, the information and knowledge you shared with the participants was the catalyst to the interesting and diverse discussions that were experienced in the break out groups. Your enthusiasm and passion for changing the mindset of Health issues, created and atmosphere of teamwork and brain storming that was evident throughout each of the discussion groups. As you know it is essential for our communities to join together to foster and encourage an open dialogue as we strive to personally involve ourselves to make a difference in the health of our citizens. Ultimately, I believe we all would agree that through communication, education and networking, we can better prepare, embrace and make a difference in the ever-changing dynamics and future of Yuma County.
Marijka Lampard, President of HPSA Acumen, Inc., recently presented a breakout session at a one and one-half hour presentation at our Rochester, NY Chapter Spring Institute. The conference had over 100 in attendance. Because this session was a breakout session and a very specialized one at that there were about 15 attendees to the session. Marijka's presentation was well received by the participates as demonstrated from positive feedback on questionnaires filled out at the conference. I myself organized the speakers for our conference and attended Marjika's session. Marijka is extremely knowledgeable in the subject area of HPSA's and did a good job filling in for our FQHC speaker during this session. Because HPSA's and FQHC's are issues which produce enhanced revenues that are often times overlooked, these topics can be of great assistance to facilities that attend her session. I highly recommend Marijka for other HFMA events.
I wish to thank you on behalf of Bassett Healthcare Network for securing recent Health Professional Shortage Area designations for Schoharie County and Northern Otsego County, in particular Cooperstown. Your professional guidance throughout this process was invaluable. We also appreciate your perseverance in working with the state to ensure the accurate reporting of these designations.
We anxiously await future bonus payments and opportunities to secure practitioner loan repayment arrangements through the National Health Service Corps.
It was been a pleasure working with you.
HPSA Acumen made the complicated HPSA application process seamless and painless. Marijka Lampard's, President, expertise, ethics and track record are above reproach. Her work has greatly enhanced our ability to recruit and retain doctors - and to improve the healthcare of the residents of our service area. And that's what it's all about.
They addressed the loss of our HPSA status by completing an excellent, thorough, and comprehensive report for review by the State of Ohio. Without doubt, we couldn't have done it without HPSA Acumen. We recommend them to anyone considering a HPSA designation.
Marijka personally visited our hospital, gathered any additional necessary information directly from physicians and office managers in their respective practices, and kept us updated on every level of the application process. Due to Ms. Lampard's efforts, we successfully obtained a new primary care designation as a HPSA.
I just received the news that we have regained our classification as a HPSA. Your insight into how the system works; what information is important and how to present that information, was clearly the driving force to success.