U. S. Department of Health & Human Services

Shortage Designations and Scores Frozen for Loan Repayment Program Application Cycles

Daily updates of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data have been suspended and HPSA scores locked for the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Programs’ new award application cycle. Daily HPSA data updates are scheduled to resume in Spring 2017. Please direct any questions to your State Primary Care Office or the appropriate Shortage Designation Project Officer.

Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer

Check if an address is eligible for Medicare telehealth originating site* 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 in a metropolitan statistical area OR
  • If address falls in a metropolitan statistical area, then the address must be in a rural area and be in a geographic Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

All data on eligibility for Medicare telehealth payments is updated once each year. The results of the analyzer are consistent across the entire calendar year and will be updated on January 1 of the following year.

For questions or clarification on geographic eligibility for Medicare telehealth payments, contact Steven Hirsch at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 301-443-7322.

For more detailed information on Medicare telehealth payments, contact your local Telehealth Resource Center (TRC).

Search Criteria

Please provide a street address, city, and state or a street address and 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)