CHA News Article

Upcoming OSHPD Workshop Helps Clinics Receive Federal Designations

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) later this month will hold its 20th annual workshop to help clinics receive federal designations under the health professional shortage area (HPSA) and medically underserved area/medically underserved population (MUA/MUP) programs. The free two-day workshop — March 28-29 in Napa — is designed to help providers understand the benefits of each program and learn how to choose and apply for the appropriate designation. Having HPSA and MUA/MUP designation allows clinics to participate in the National Health Service Corps, receive the 10 percent Medicare incentive payment, apply for new start/expansion grants, gain eligibility for J-1 visa waivers, and obtain rural health clinic certifications. For more information about the workshop, visit