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Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer

Find out if an authorized originating site* is eligible for Medicare telehealth payment.

Authorized originating sites which meet the following criteria shall be designated as eligible for Medicare telehealth payment:

  • Analysis indicates that the address does not fall into a metropolitan statistical area.

  • OR
  • If address falls into a metropolitan statistical area, then the address must be in a rural area and be in a geographic health professional shortage area.

Check if an address is eligible for Medicare telehealth originating site payment:

Please provide either street address + city + state, or street address + ZIP code.



*Authorized originating sites include:

  • Offices of a Physician or Practitioner
  • Hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Hospital-Based or Critical Access Hospital (CAH)-Based Renal Dialysis Centers (including satellites)

Online Processing of Shortage Designation Applications Suspended

Daily updates of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data have been suspended and are scheduled to resume on March 31, 2015.

Approximately 80 designations may not be searchable via HPSA Find locator tools due to the transition to a new shortage designation management system. Many of these designations will become searchable once daily updates of shortage designation data resumes on March 31, 2015. Please contact Cynthia Hodges at (301) 594-3816 with questions.



HPSA Status of No Data Provided, Proposed Withdrawal or Not Designated may not meet eligibility requirements for certain programs such as clinician Loan Repayment. For NHSC placements, only HPSAs with a Status of Designated are eligible for placements. For other programs, please consult with individual programs for eligibility based upon current HPSA Status.