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How to Add Zip Code Level Medicaid Enrollment Data to a Primary Care HPSA

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how to use ArcGIS to add Zip Code level Medicaid enrollment data to a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

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How to Connect HRSA’s Data Warehouse to ArcGIS and Extract Data

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

Using Texas as an example, this tutorial demonstrates how to connect HRSA’s data warehouse to ArcGIS and export Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data.

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How to Calculate a Ratio and Create a Thematic Map in ArcGIS

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

This tutorial focuses on how to calculate a population to physician ratio by county in California; how to create a thematic map based on ratio; and how to export the map so it can be used in other applications.

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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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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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