Contribution of the NHSC Providers and Recent Alumni to Medicare Beneficiaries in 2015

Study Overview Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly seeking care at community health centers and other health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) that can be challenging to adequately staff. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is a primary federal strategy to increase the supply of primary care providers in HPSAs. This study uses Medicare Part D provider billing data to document the role that NHSC participants and recent alumni play in caring for Medicare patients, including dual eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, in HPSAs. You May Also Be Interested In: • Use of Telehealth in NHSC Grantee Sites • Effect of the National Health Service Corps on Clinician Staffing and Patient Visits in Federally Qualified Health Centers

* A manuscript has been submitted to Health Affairs for publication.

For questions regarding this study, please contact: Clese Erikson, MAff

Deputy Director, GW Health Workforce Policy Research Center Deputy Director, GW Health Equity Workforce Research Center Lead Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy & Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University E-mail: cerikson@gwu.edu

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