Wisconsin Primary Care Programs
Annual HPSA Reviews: Important News for 2013
The following HPSAs are due for their required every
3-year review in 2013.
The Primary Care Office's contracted HPSA staff will
contact clinics in these areas to collect updated physician or
psychiatrist data and need a timely response from each clinic.
HPSAs cannot be reviewed, if clinics do not provide
updated physician data to the HPSA staff. HPSAs which are not
reviewed by federal due dates become "proposed for withdrawal", then
are officially withdrawn and lose all HPSA-linked benefits.
Clinics which do not assist with provider data
collection for HPSAs, will not be considered "good faith" partners
and will lose provider recruitment assistance from the PCO for all their clinic locations.
The Primary Care Office does everything we can to
re-designate HPSAs, but we can never guarantee that an area will
continue to meet HPSA requirements.
Primary Care HPSAs due for review in 2013 - February
December (by region):
- Northern: Bayfield County and La Pointe
- Southeastern: Milwaukee Aids Resource Center facility
- Southern: Dodge Corrections facility
Mental Health HPSAs due for review in 2013 - February
December (by region):
- Northern: Marathon County
- Northeastern: Manitowoc County
- Southeastern: Walworth County, Milwaukee Secure Detention
- Southcentral: Janesville City
What Clinics can do to help with HPSA Reviews
- Respond promptly to the phone call and e-mail from the Primary
Care Office's contracted HPSA staff from the Wisconsin Primary
Health Care Association.
- Your clinic's contact person will be e-mailed a password-protected
Excel file with the HPSA Provider Survey and a unique password.
- Review the Excel file that they are sent for their clinic
location. We have pre-loaded as much clinic and physician (or
psychiatrist) data as we can to make this less labor-intensive for
- Correct any errors, and update/add the required data for each
primary care physician (or psychiatrist) at this clinic location.
- Save and return a copy of the completed Excel file with your HPSA
clinic provider data to the HPSA contracted staff at the Wisconsin
Primary Health Care Association.
- You can print a list of the types of data that are needed for your
clinic's primary care physicians and psychiatrists at:
Primary Care Physician
Survey (PDF, 43 KB)
- If clinics have changes in their primary care clinic locations
or clinic contact people in between the HPSA review cycles, they can
send an e-mail to the HPSA team.
- Physician personally identifiable information will only be used
for HPSA designation purposes by the State Primary Care Office and
contracted HPSA staff, in compliance with State and federal data
- Aggregate physician specialty and FTE information will be made
available to state and local partners to assist with health
workforce planning and development (data will be aggregated at the
county level when small numbers might make it easier to identify
For more information on HPSAs and HPSA-linked benefits, go to:
Why are Shortage Designations Important?
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