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Webinars & Videos

A Review of State Correctional Facility and State/County Mental Hospital Designation Criteria

Date: May 24, 2018Presenters: Dianne Roberts, Robert Martiniano, Scott JonesTopics: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers

As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Shortage Designation Modernization Project, HRSA is asking PCOs to update state correctional facility and state/county mental hospital designations by July 2nd. This webinar will review the criteria for these types of designations and will include an interactive panel discussion on things to consider/best practices. Time will also be allotted for PCO participants to ask questions at the conclusion.

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Preparing an SDMS Statewide Provider Data Upload: 2 Comprehensive Approaches

Date: August 16, 2017Presenters: Barry Lacy, Eric TurerTopics: Primary Care Officers

The Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS) data validation requirement and provider data upload process offer the opportunity to make bulk changes to a state’s provider data. Though conceptually simple, the process of merging disparate state data sources (licenses, surveys, claims, etc.) with SDMS data can be complex. This webinar describes 2 comprehensive approaches to integrating available provider data and preparing a statewide upload file for import into SDMS.

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ArcGIS: An Introduction

Date: July 25, 2017Presenters: Nafin Harun, Robert MartinianoTopics: Data Visualization, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools

ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful tool for data visualization when working with maps and geographic information. This webinar will introduce the basics features of ArcGIS and demonstrate how to develop maps using the software. It is highly recommended that attendees have ArcGIS installed on their computer prior to the webinar. A free 21-day trial version of the software is available for download at: https://www.arcgis.com/features/free-trial.html.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 2

Date: June 21, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). This webinar – the second in the series – will be a hands-on workshop and demonstration using a Microsoft Access test file, to be provided in advance for registered attendees. It is highly recommended that attendees wishing to participate in the hands-on component verify that they have MS Access installed on their computer in advance.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 1

Date: May 24, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a 2-part webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). The first webinar (PART 1) will be a training session on processing the data and the second webinar (PART 2) will be a hands-on workshop, working with a test file provided in advance.

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An Introduction to Accessing, Understanding, and Using Medicaid Data for HPSA Analysis

Date: December 15, 2016Presenters: Eric Turer, Marc Overbeck, Ryan Kline, Scott JonesTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

Medicaid claims data are increasingly used in shortage designation analyses. The panelists will discuss their experiences in, among others, acquiring Medicaid claims data, cleaning the data, identifying provider specialty, and defining visits. The webinar will include time for PCO participants to ask questions and discuss their experiences using Medicaid claims data.

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Understanding How the Diffusion of Physicians Affects Underserved Areas

Date: March 30, 2016Presenter: Thomas C. RickettsTopics: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, HRSA Project Officers, Policy, Primary Care Officers, Supply

The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous places that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. The factors that influence whether a physician will move from one place to another depends on their personal characteristics, the places from and to which they move, and the programs that support or inhibit those moves. In this webinar, Tom Ricketts describes his work on physician diffusion, and helps explain its effects and policy implications on underserved areas.

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Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

Date: December 16, 2015Presenter: Robert MartinianoTopics: Analysis, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

The Center for Health Workforce Studies in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health care indicators to identify those RSAs with the highest need. This webinar will describe the approach used to develop and assess Medicaid RSAs.

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Experiences Using the National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Date: March 25, 2015Presenters: Davis Patterson, Sue SkillmanTopics: Analysis, Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods, Primary Care Officers, Supply

The NPI is an administrative tool of the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used for processing claims and transferring health care information. The NPI can also be useful in studies of the health workforce. Researchers at the University of Washington WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Rural Health Research Center will share their experiences using NPI data for studies of the nation’s advanced practice nurse and physician workforces. They will describe the strengths, weaknesses, and their remaining questions about using NPI data.

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Community Health Planning: Theory and Practice

Date: July 30, 2014Presenters: Lottie Jameson, Robert MartinianoTopics: Data Collection, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Policy, Primary Care Officers

States require community health assessments at a county or at a public health district level to identify population health needs and ultimately develop strategies to address those needs. Under the ACA, hospitals are now required to develop community health assessments to maintain their not-for-profit status. This webinar describes the steps to develop a community health assessment, including identifying data sources, and how to engage stakeholders, prioritize competing demands, and develop strategies during the process.

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