Support Community Health Centers – Urge HRSA to Delay Implementation of Auto-HPSA

This letter calls on the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to delay implementation of the update to the auto-HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Area) calculation that will lead Community Health Centers in states like Connecticut, Wisconsin,
Nebraska, Alaska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine to lose opportunities to recruit and retain providers that are eligible for national health services corps (NHSC) loan repayment. The proposed changes are scheduled to go into effect beginning January 1,
2020, despite the process lacking transparency and creating confusion because of fluctuating scores.

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