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Annual HPSA Reviews:  Important News for 2013-2014

  • The following HPSAs are due for their required every 3-year review from summer 2013 through spring 2014.

  • 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  HPSAs which are not reviewed by federal due dates become "proposed for withdrawal", then are officially withdrawn and lose all HPSA-linked benefits.

  • HPSA Training for Provider Partners:  Data Collection and Timeline (PDF, 134 KB)

HPSAs due for review and Areas due for HPSA provider surveys:

 Region  Primary Care HPSAs
 due for Review:
 HPSA provider surveys
 required for counties:
 Southeastern  Kenosha Inner City  Kenosha
 Northeastern  Marquette County  Marquette
 Green Lake
   Waushara County
 (low-income population)
   Chilton/New Holstein/Brillion  Calumet
 Fond du Lac
 (low-income population)
   Sister Bay/Washington Island  Door
   Wittenberg/Bowler  Shawano
   Menominee County  Menominee
 Northern  Florence County  Florence
   Forest County
 (low-income population)
   Land O Lakes/Presque Isle
 (low-income population)
   Wausau Inner City  Marathon
 Western  Frederic/Luck
 (low-income population)
   Rice Lake
 (low-income population)
   Central Trempealeau
 (low-income population)
   Sparta  Monroe
 La Crosse
 Southern  Hillsboro
 (low-income population)
   Platteville/Cuba City
 (low-income population)


 Region  Mental Health HPSAs
 due for Review:
 HPSA provider surveys
 required for counties:
 Southeastern  Milwaukee Upper North  Milwaukee
 Northern  Langlade County  Langlade
   Forest County  Forest
   Iron County  Iron
   Bayfield County  Bayfield
   Price County  Price
 Western  Polk County  Polk
 St. Croix
   Clark County  Clark
 Eau Claire
 Southern  Adams County  Adams
   Richland County  Richland
   Sauk County  Sauk
   Grant County  Grant
   Iowa County  Iowa
   Lafayette County  Lafayette
   Columbia County  Columbia
   Dodge County  Dodge
 Fond du Lac
 Green Lake

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 clinics. 
  • 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 and Psychiatrist 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.

Data Privacy

  • 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 privacy agreements.
  • 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 individual physicians).

For more information on HPSAs and HPSA-linked benefits, go to:  Why are Shortage Designations Important?

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Last Revised: January 15, 2014