Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas


  • Robert Martiniano, DrPH, MPA

    Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Workforce Studies School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY


Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medicaid, Methodology, Resources for Primary Care Offices


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 describes the approach used to develop and assess Medicaid RSAs.


1 hour

Event Date

December 16, 2015