|Link||view program website|
|Sponsor||Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services|
|Deadlines||Applications accepted on an ongoing basis|
Physicians in geographic Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Physician Scarcity Areas (PSAs) can receive incentive payments from Medicare. Psychiatrists practicing in mental health HPSAs are also eligible. Payments are made on a quarterly basis, rather than claim-by-claim, and are handled by each area's Medicare carrier.
CMS automatically makes bonus payments to most eligible physicians. However, physicians who provide services in eligible areas for which the zip code is not considered dominant for the area will need to add a modifier to their claims to receive the bonus payment.
Physicians in geographic Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Physician Scarcity Areas (PSAs)
Psychiatrists practicing in mental health HPSAs are also eligible.
A list of eligible zip codes and those which will be paid automatically is available on the program web site.
|Physicians receive incentive payments from Medicare.|
|For information about the current Medicare incentive payments, please contact your area's Medicare carrier.|
|Tagged as||Health services, Medicare and Medicaid, Physicians and mid-level practitioners|
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