A General Timeline for Orchestrating HPSA Designations

Preliminary Study

  • Determination of Rational Service Area (RSA)
  • Survey of all physicians practicing within the RSA
  • Survey of contiguous areas

Completion and Submission

  • Physicians' supply of primary care is further analyzed
  • Comprehensive project review carried out by the CEO, the Senior Statistical Analyst, and the Senior Medical Information Analyst
  • Application submitted to the relevant state government

State Review

  • Client report delivered
  • State inquiries about data
  • Supplemental information provided, if necessary
  • Serve as client's liaison to the government
  • Continual client updates are provided to prepare and facilitate the implementation of HPSA-related administrative issues

Federal Review

  • State government's uploaded data reviewed
  • Federal data cross-checked against submitted data
  • Final approval
  • Notify and congratulate the client